A blonde Ari struts her stuff throughout the Garth Jennings-directed clip, swaying her hips confidently while clapping her way down the street. Sporting bellbottom overalls, mirrored shades, and colorful bracelets, Grande plays a throwback queen full of sass.
Meanwhile, Stevie hangs out in a theater, doing what he does best. Behind the piano, the icon belts out the flirtatious jam until Ariana meets up with him for a finale that includes Sing’s animated characters.
Gail Harrison, Illumination’s President of Marketing and Branding, said the video is meant to showcase both artists in the spirit of Sing, which is in theaters now.
“With this video for ‘Faith,’ the legendary Stevie Wonder’s incomparable music and timeless lyrics celebrate Sing’s message of spreading joy and inspiring transformation,” said Harrison. “There are few performers who embody inspiration the way Stevie does, and he and Ariana join Sing‘s characters in a collective celebration of the power of song.”
Collaborating with the legendary Wonder was a career highlight for Ariana, who gushed over the collaboration. “I’m done now,” she said in September. “I’m good now…That’s it for me. Not only did I get to sing with him, but we were in the same booth…me and Stevie Wonder arm-in-arm, holding hands in the booth, singing together, laughing, having a good time.”
“Faith” is up for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song – Motion Picture category. Watch the video below.