Ariana Grande is tantalizing and sexy in black lingerie in her ‘Dangerous Woman’ music video, dubbed Visual 1. Yes, it’s the first of two clips for the title track of her new album, which has hit No. 1 on the Billboard 100. Not surprisingly the racy visual is going viral.
Without doubt, the former child star is exactly that, shedding the old image and reveling in the new. If we were to draw comparisons, the obvious one is Miley Cyrus’ evolution — if we can call it that — from her Hannah Montana days. Similarly, the now 22-year-old Ariana Grande is not the Nickelodeon ‘Sam & Cat’ star any more!
The ‘Dangerous Woman’ Visual 1 is directed by Young Astronauts, and it’s bereft of narrative other than Ariana Grande looking sexy in some very racy lingerie that’s strictly for the bedroom. One might easily mistake it for a Victoria’s Secret ad.
That said, just five seconds of this video may raise the eyebrows of conservative parents concerns about what their children are watching. But by now, pop music stars dressed up in lingerie and moving their bodies suggestively is just all too commonplace these days.
If this is the first, one wonders what the second one will bring. Prior to releasing this video, Ariana Grande first premiered an a capella version of the song with herself dressed up in an all-black latex bunny costume, much like that of the cover art of the ‘Dangerous Woman’ single. This of course evokes the 1960s and a certain iconic club that first began to flourish back then that saw women dressed up in such costumes.
As for why two videos instead of one, Ariana Grande explained it during her interview in London with Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw.
She said, “We are doing two visuals because this song makes me feel two kinds of ways. It makes me feel sexy and glamorous and I wanted to do a simpler more glam-themed video.”
But there’s even more to the story. Ariana Grande further explains, “It makes me feel like inside me is a black latex super-bunny woman. So there is a simple approach and a weirder more cinematic conceptual bizarre video.”
Regardless of the merits or lack of same of the music videos, what’s not in dispute is the success of the song. It’s a bit early, yes, but this might be one of our summer smash hits. ‘Dangerous Woman’ has not just hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 but it’s topping charts all over the world. The new album of the same title is due out on May 20th.
In the meantime, as we await Visual 2, you can You can see Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ video Visual 1 below!
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