No Tears Left to Cry


She’s given us Problem, One Last Time and Break Free.

And Ariana Grande recently gave us another epic music vid with her latest single, No Tears Left To Cry.

Superwoman hero in an dystopian-esque world?

The creativity in the videography is something different. And Ariana looks elegant. Long hair, long dress. Classy. Pop with elegance.

The song opens with the chorus, as opposed to the standard pop song opening with the verse.

Why make people wait for the catchiest part of the song?

She gives us the catchy beats right away.

Right now, I’m in a state of mind

I wanna be in like all the time

Ain’t got no tears left to cry

So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up

I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up

So I’m pickin’ it up, pickin’ it up

I’m lovin’, I’m livin’, I’m pickin’ it up (oh, yeah)

 Pickin’ it up (yeah), pickin’ it up (yeah)

Lovin’, I’m livin’, so we turnin’ up

Yeah, we turnin’ it up.

She’s creative, innovative. A fantastic singer and musician. So what can we learn from Ariana Grande?

  • Push the boundaries of creativity. Dare to be different. Do stuff no one else has done. Don’t be afraid to explore.
  • Use your strengths. Ariana’s great at singing – and great at singing in higher registers. Creatives, musicians, writers – whatever – figure out your strengths. Celebrate your strengths. Use your strengths.
  • Figure out the conventions within your genre – then think of a fun way to structure your work so you can put a new spin on the same type of format. Pop has the same structure, more or less. We love the hit songs because it’s got that fun beat, that great melody – something all hits have in common – but it’s still different enough that it gives us a new song to listen to.

So if you haven’t already, get vibing with No Tears Left to Cry.


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