For the devout cult of Arianators awaiting the Second Coming of “Into You,” Ariana Grande has arrived with the surprise release of the much anticipated “God is a woman.”
Described by the singer as a “sexual female empowerment & how women are literally everything,” the single is the official follow-up to “no tears left to cry” off of the singer’s fourth studio album, Sweetener.
“God is a woman” was first teased in the music video for Sweetener’s lead single in April before Grande announced in June that it would be released on July 20 as the official second single from the album.
However, plans have since changed and “God is a woman” blesses the world a week early in conjunction with a transcendent lyric video.
She also released a music video twelve hours after dropping her second single at midnight. In the just-released video, Grande dons multiple Amazonian psychadelic forms in a reality where she is God, and where heavy themes of female empowerment and superiority reign over insult-hurling men and screaming gophers.
In one scene, she swings a hammer reminiscent of Anya Major in Apple's 1984 Big Brother advertisement, and literally breaks the glass ceiling in the process after a voiceover of Madonna recites an altered version of Samuel L. Jackson's "Ezekiel 25:17" monologue from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
Watch the unapologetically feminist video below, and stream or buy this anthem in the making available today.