Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga release a new song ‘Rain on Me‘. It’s uptempo and 80’s inspired. We need to give full credit to Dua Lipa for making the 80’s production cool again.
The collaboration was born after the two artists began friends, which Gaga says was due to Grande reaching out to her. “She was so persistent,” Gaga told Zane Lowe of Apple Beats 1. “She would try over and over again to be friends with me. 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 beautiful.”
There are so many lackluster collaborations today and pairing up popular artists doesn’t necessarily produce great results. I have a sigh of relief that Gaga accepted Ariana’s friend request because it’s a good song and one of the better collaborations.
“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us,” she wrote at the time on Twitter. “And while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.”