24 October 2020 04:33
Ariana Grande juggled being US President and home life in the music video for her new song, 'Positions'. (Screen capture via YouTube) Ariana Grande dropped her "Positions" video Friday (October 23) – the first single from her album of the same name – and fans are split. The "Positions" video sees Ariana elected president of the United States. Her first executive order? Banning tops and bottoms and embracing the true leaders of switching positions – the vers crowd.
The Dave Meyers-directed clip also finds Ariana signing laws, walking dogs on the White House lawn and meeting with her majority-female cabinet. It's jammed with not exactly subtle barbs against Donald Trump, including as a scene where Ariana places a medal on a USPS worker – a nod to Trump's fraught relationship with the country's postal service. But president Ariana Grande has already splintered LGBT+ voting blocs, becoming the latest fault line in a world already deeply divided. While many fans sought to praise their new world leader, others were not as impressed by the track. Some listeners quickly hailed Ariana's "Positions" as 'perfect' and dutifully mocked Trump.
I'm begging Ariana to run for President pic.twitter.com/cx8RHNHhRC — fan account (@knnewagb) October 23, 2020 This is absolutely perfect — george (@georgegriffiths) October 23, 2020 totally LOVING the new era of ariana grande#POSITIONS pic.twitter.com/sthXITQEfw — Mah. (@niallsfliickr) October 23, 2020 My president your president pic.twitter.com/QEA4TTEgzR — Ariana's booty's POSITIONS ❀❤ (@lulovesariana97) October 23, 2020 I am officially resigning as the President of the United States of America. Ariana Grande can have my seat. — Donald J. Trump (@cxthrinaquino) October 23, 2020 Although, some fans remained unsure how to feel about Ariana Grande's 'Positions', whether lyrically or sonically. i like positions, but it's kind of a painting by numbers ariana song, sonically it would be good to see more growth and evolution considering she's definitely in a position (lol) where she could take more risks pic.twitter.com/Q1DzUlWuz5 — Josh Willacy (@joshywillacy) October 23, 2020 Ariana's new song sees singer multitask running the country and home life. The 27-year-old teased earlier this month that her sixth album, also called Positions, will be released October 30, proving that the cursed year of 2020 isn't beyond saving. In "Positions", Ariana Grande sings: "Switching the positions for you/ Cooking in the kitchen and I'm in the bedroom/ I'm in the Olympics way I'm jumping through hoops/ Know my love infinite nothing I wouldn't do/ That I won't do, switching for." Ariana actually tweeted out some of the lyrics not only a few hours before the song dropped, but all the way back in September. know my love infinite nothing that i won't do — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 14, 2020 heaven sent u to me — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 22, 2020 In other news, the video dropped just hours after two old white men, one of whom will become the actual president, squabbled during a live debate. On Friday, Ariana Grande debuted the music video for her new single, "Positions," directed by Dave Meyers. The video imagines Grande as the President of the United States, gracefully balancing her personal life and political power. Members of Grande's real-life inner circle make cameos as members of her imaginary administration. The video also contains subtle nods to Jackie Kennedy, the LGBTQ community, and the United States Postal Service. We rounded up all the details you may have missed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ariana Grande's new "Positions" music video, released at midnight on Friday, is a not-so-subtle reflection of the pop star's liberal politics. The Dave Meyers-directed visual imagines Grande as the multi-tasking President of the United States, gracefully flitting from the kitchen to the bedroom to the boardroom (all the while maintaining the perfect pitch). But while the feminist message comes across loud and clear, some details are far less obvious. Grande quietly sprinkled the video with references to her personal life, historical figures, and current political issues. We rounded up all the cameos and details you may have missed.