Lady Gaga’s coming with a new album, “Chromatica,” next Friday. Tonight she releases the second single, “Rain on Me,” a duet with Ariana Grande.
These two have pretty much the best voices of their generations. A duet seemed inevitable. Ariana is just coming off a duet with Justin Bieber, “Stuck with You,” but “Rain on Me” at least was recorded in the same studio, not over iPhones or whatnot.
Both women have their share of diva like disasters. Gaga has run through boyfriends and fiancees. She’s also dealing with serious incidents in her past including rape. Ariana broke up with Pete Davidson after her previous boyfriend, Mac Miller, died. She also had to go through having a concert in Manchester, England end with a bombing that killed 22 people.
Gaga told Apple Beats1 radio host Zane Lowe: “[Rain On Me] is also a metaphor for tears and for the amount of alcohol I was taking to numb myself. I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive, rain on me.”
Anyway, here’s the song: