Let there be light.
Fresh off their Queen collaboration “Bed,” Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj team up once again on “The Light Is Coming,” the second single off Grande’s upcoming album Sweetener.
The newly-engaged pop princess once again delivers with a feel-good bop, complete with production from Pharrell and a fiery verse from the Young Money queen.
“The light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole,” sings Ari over the bouncy beat, while Nicki pays homage to her Trini roots. “Respect bad gyal, when mi done speak / Now we shootin’ the shot like drive-by / Why you had to make me go call up my side guy?” she raps.
A video, directed by Dave Meyers (“No Tears Left to Cry”), will premiere tomorrow at noon EST on Reebok.com.
Grande’s fourth studio album Sweetener, which is now available for pre-order, is due Aug. 17 featuring the top 10 single “No Tears Left to Cry,” plus contributions from Missy Elliott, Pharrell, and Max Martin.
The album, which was recorded following the terrorist attack outside her Manchester show last May, is Grande’s most personal work yet.
“I’ve always just been like a shiny, singing, 5-6-7-8, sexy-dance… sexy thing. But now it’s like, ‘OK … issa bop — but issa message. Issa bop but also has chunks of my soul in it,” she told The FADER. “I cried 10 hundred times in the session writing it for you. Here is my bleeding heart, and here is a trap beat behind it.’ There’s definitely some crying-on the-dancefloor stuff on this one.”