Behind the Video: Ariana Grande f/ The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Ariana Grande invited cameras on set of the dark and mysterious video for her seductive single “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weeknd. The pop diva and Canadian crooner took over an L.A. soundstage while shooting scenes with director Hannah Lux Davis. With J.Lo’s ex-boyfriend Beau “Casper” Smart serving as choreographer, Ariana rolled around in a sandbox, floated in a cloud, and laid down in a pool of water.

“I’m laying down in every music video ever,” she joked.

The Weeknd joined her for a performance scene in a dark stairwell, and her brother Frankie Grande provided some laughs between takes.

“Our visuals are really about this tug of war of loving harder and the compromise of giving in and needing more and wanting more, and just honesty,” explained Hannah Lux Davis, who directed the “Bang Bang” video.

“Love Me Harder” is the third single off Ariana’s sophomore album My Everything, which debuted at No. 1.

Go behind the scenes below.