Ariana Grande Drops 'The Light Is Coming' Video, Frolics in the Woods with Nicki Minaj
The track will appear on Grande's upcoming album Sweetener, due Aug. 17
The clip opens in a dark forest, where Minaj, 35, delivers her moody voice; then the camera pans to a Reebok-clad Grande and follows her as she dances through the woods.
“The Light Is Coming” is the second single off Grande’s upcoming fourth album, Sweetener, due Aug. 17. She first teased the twitchy Pharrell Williams-produced track at the Billboard Music Awards in May, when she performed her hit “No Tears Left to Cry,” then sang it live at Wango Tango in L.A. in early June.
The single is Grande and Minaj’s fifth collaboration.
Last week, Minaj dropped the sexy, Grande-assisted single “Bed,” off the rapper’s forthcoming Queen album. The pals also scored a smash with “Side to Side,” the second single from Grande’s 2016 album Dangerous Woman; Grande delivered the slinky hook on Minaj’s 2014 Pink Print hit “Get on Your Knees”; and “Bang Bang,” their 2014 chart-topper with Jessie J, garnered a Grammy nomination.
Grande’s latest release comes amid her whirlwind romance with 24-year-old Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. PEOPLE confirmed the couple were dating in May, then that they’d gotten engaged after just weeks together on June 11. And the pair reportedly recently moved in together in a splashy N.Y.C. apartment.
The singer revealed on Twitter that Sweetener will include an interlude, “Pete,” inspired by her fiancé.
“The truth is … i been the f— thru it and life’s too short to be cryptic n s— about something as beautiful as this love I’m in. so ǝʇǝԀ it is,” Grande tweeted when a fan insinuated that her relationship is moving too fast.
Sweetener is now available for pre-order.