Lady Gaga is turning the painful memories of her past into empowering dance tracks for her upcoming album, "Chromatic".
As the single hit digital services in the late night hours - with a music video which premiered Friday at 1 p.m. ET on YouTube - Apple Music released excerpts from separate interviews Zane Lowe did with the two singers that will air in full later Friday.
She also saluted Gaga, 34, for reclaiming her "BDE, the Big Diva Energy thing" and "healing herself" through her new music and their collaboration. OK, I'm going to keep on drinking. News. "And I was too ashamed to hang out with her because I didn't want to project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so lovely". I'm still alive. Rain on me.
But as Gaga revealed in the interview, "I was too ashamed to hang out with her, because I didn't want to project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so handsome".
The result - obviously filmed pre-pandemic - is a trip to a far-off land in which Gaga and Grande dance with their respective crews while, of course, the skies open up... not just with rain but, in Gaga's case, falling knives. "Call me; here's my number, '" Gaga shared. "And eventually she called me on my [expletive]". Instead of fighting it, I thought bring it on, I can do hard things. "Teardrops on my face / Let it wash away my sins", sings Grande before Gaga responds, "It's coming down on me".
Seriously, thank goodness these two became friends, because "Rain on Me" is most definitely a song the world needs right now. It's awesome. I really love seeing her have the point of view, and such gentleness at the same time. She added, "I sat with her [Ariana] and we talked about our lives".
Lady Gaga also showed off her own bold look with a spike-coated finish.