Ariana Grande has once again captivated audiences with the release of her latest single and music video, titled “Yes, And?” The Grammy-winning artist delivers a distinct message through this empowering anthem, directed by Christian Breslauer.
In the visually striking video, Grande confronts a group of cynical critics who disparage her while she performs alongside her dancers. Before her performance begins, the critics are shown gossiping about her, expressing preferences for her previous looks, such as her iconic high ponytail.
Set in a loft-like space adorned with statues of Grande and her dancers, the singer makes a grand entrance wearing a hat, reminiscent of Madonna’s iconic style in “Vogue.” As she takes the stage, Grande delivers a powerful performance, addressing the critics directly through her lyrics.
The catchy song features lyrics that offer not-so-subtle references to the media and social media gossip surrounding Grande. She sings defiantly about refusing to conform to others’ expectations and embracing her authenticity, declaring, “now I’m so done with caring what you think.”
Grande’s message of self-empowerment and self-acceptance is clear as she sings about protecting her time and energy, urging others not to comment on her body or intrude on her personal life. The lyrics emphasize her commitment to living authentically and on her own terms.
“Yes, And?” serves as the lead single from Grande’s highly anticipated seventh album, titled “Eternal Sunshine.” The release marks a new chapter in Grande’s career as she continues to evolve as an artist.
In addition to her music endeavors, Grande has been making headlines for her personal life. In September, she filed for divorce from Dalton Gomez, her husband of two years, citing irreconcilable differences. Despite the challenges she has faced, Grande remains focused on her artistry and is set to star as Glinda in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Wicked,” alongside Cynthia Erivo.
With “Yes, And?” Ariana Grande reaffirms her status as not only a powerhouse vocalist but also a fearless advocate for self-expression and individuality in the face of criticism.