A Bit of Pop Music’s Fan Panel discusses: Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

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Ariana Grande unites A Bit Pop Music’s Fan Panel
All eyes were on Ariana Grande this weekend. The pop star released her first single since the bombing after her concert in Manchester in May last year. Grande showed she is stronger than ever on ‘No Tears Left To Cry’, which received tons of praise in our own little review. But let’s face it, we can only know for sure if a song can become a modern classic after our Fan Panel has spoken. It is the first time they all agree on something…

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Tim:
“Damn damn damn. Ever since I first listened to ‘No Tears Left To Cry’, two words race through my head: ‘Instant. Classic.’ That’s how good I think this song is. At the very least, it’s by far the best song I think Ariana ever put out. I love quite some of her previous material – mostly ‘Into You’, ‘Break Free’ and ‘Love Me Harder’ – but all that doesn’t compare to how strong this comeback track is. The fact that it’s not generic at all and doesn’t really compare to anything on the radio at the moment, only makes me love it more. Never thought I would ever become a total Ariana fanboy, but here we are.”

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Marjolein:
“I can describe this new Ariana Grande single in one word: A-ma-zing! I have been looking forward to her return and she sure did not disappoint! ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ seems to be her way to let people know that the attack after her concert touched her, but she put her emotions in to the lyrics and is ready to move on. Her voice on the record is beautiful and the different tempo in verses and chorus sound perfect. The high notes that Ariana is known for are of course also present and will make this a big hit all over the world.”

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Jarrod:
“‘No Tears Left To Cry’ is not what I wanted or expected from Ariana Grande, but I love it. This song sounds very reminiscent to me. It reminds me of something that would play during the ending credits of a successful family blockbuster movie from the late 90s. It also sounds like an obscure pop single that peaked at 64 on the UK charts in 2001. Ariana’s vocal performance is not in your face or over the top but her voice still shines and flexes on this song which is very impressive to me. The music video for ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ is probably my favorite video from Ariana Grande. The scene with the long braided high ponytail and black ball gown is everything! I’m very happy with all of her choices in terms of looks for this video. I feel like the reaction to this lead single and video will be very similar to Beyoncé’s ‘Déjà Vu’. I’m excited to hear and see what else Ariana will give us this era.”

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Zuheir:
“In the past few months I figured out a way to actually measure my liking to certain songs. I found out it takes me an average of 7 listens to form an opinion. If I like it before the 7th play, it means that to me it is a good song. If it takes longer, it’s probably not that great. If I’m still not convinced after play number 12, it must be bad. I listened to ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ about 4 times before I managed to get the beat and get it stuck in my head. On one side, it is a damn catchy song that seems to not want to go away once it’s there (I did not sleep much last night cause my brain keeps on looping the song over and over again). It is a grower as well! I will admit I am a bit biased when it comes to the 90s breakbeat that the song delivers. At the same time, it took me 15 seconds on first listen to appreciate ‘Dangerous Woman’ so it probably won’t become my favourite Ariana tune. Having said that, I enjoyed the song and I figure ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ and it is definitely a treat for fellow Arianators.”

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