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Welcome to the first edition of Popspiracy theories. It’s where I break down/create pop culture conspiracy theories because I’m woke and I want all of you to be woke too. Today, let’s chat about how Ariana Grande’s newest song “No Tears Left Cry” is a musical representation of her rebirth. Keep in mind, this all happened in the canon of her music videos.
I bet you are wondering when did Ariana “die.” In her video for “One Last Time,” it was the end of the world. When she “died” in the arms of her boyfriend as a comet was heading towards earth. We never fully know what happened due to the footage cutting out. We assume that she and her boyfriend, let’s call him Robbie, just died. Technically, they did. Or at least, that’s what one would assume. The comet did hit but Ariana Grande survived. Robbie sacrificed himself to save her…well, part of her. The comet split Ariana into three different personalities: Cat Valentine, “Dangerous Woman,” and Ariana Grande.
The three faces of Ariana Grande
The “Dangerous Woman” persona
Cat Valentine was the original persona that did everything from “Put Your Hearts Up” until “One Last Time.” That persona was that died with Robbie during the events of “One Last Time.” The Ariana Grande persona briefly appeared in the video for “Focus” but wasn’t seen until the events of “No Tears Left to Cry.” Her “Dangerous Woman” persona was the one carrying on her career during the era of the same. That would be the singles “Dangerous Woman” to “Everyday.” While the “Dangerous Woman” persona was in the public eye from March 2016 until June 2017, the true Ariana Grande was hospitalized secretly due being unable to survive without her the other two-thirds. She was comatose state. “Dangerous Woman” was more like an outta body experience for Ariana Grande. While it was fully Ariana Grande, it wasn’t the side that most would have seen due to Ariana didn’t really let her come out to play before this.
The rebirth of Ariana Grande
The new Ariana Grande
The video for “No Tears Left to Cry” is actually her the rebirth. If you look at the entire video with the rest of her videography, there are key things from each of her personas helping her come back to life. The true Ariana Grande persona’s world is twisted with memories from all three personas. Hence why the world in “No Tears Left to Cry” was all wonky and looks like a hot mess to a someone not living it in. The video is all in her mind. It wasn’t until Ariana fell into the room with all the lights that she regained consciousness and became fully herself again. She was woken.
Outside of the Lightroom and the room where she literally walking all over the walls, she’s wearing all white. White is seen as a blank canvas. This gave her a clean slate look to her through the video. So Ariana Grande wearing white is her starting over and getting a fresh start. As the video goes on, the sun begins the shine before it’s full-out at the end of the video. This is signaling that she is fully Ariana Grande and no longer just three personas. She’s her true happy self, ready to take on the world. This is also confirmed by her taking off a face and placing in between two other faces. Those faces represent the three personas that the comet from “One Last Time” split her into. She’s not forgetting her past but rather just not letting it control her now. “No Tears Left to Cry” is Ariana returning to normalcy finally after the horrific life altering events that she went through during “One Last Time.”
Where are the clues?
Here are the nods to the other two personas that happened the during the video. I literally watched all the music videos to make sure I didn’t miss anything:
- The castle/building that Ariana is in at the start of the video is the same from “Right There” video
- The city is the same city from “Baby I”
- Ariana on the stairwell floating above it is similar to her floating in the “Break Free” video.
- Her dress on the stairwell is similar to the one she was wearing in the “Focus” video.
- Ariana and her dancing with umbrellas are similar to the dancing in the “Put Your Hearts Up” video.
- The closeup shots of Ariana singing while falling are similar to the shots in the video for “The Way.”
- The room that Ariana is in with the three mask is the same room from “Love Me Harder” video.
- The lineup of Ariana Grande singing in between her dancers is a similar setup as in the video for “Problems.”
- While the jacket isn’t the same color, it’s similar to the one worn in the “Everyday” video.
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