Today’s most anticipated New Music Friday, Friday 23 October, is undoubtedly Ariana Grande’s new single “Positions”. The song starts the singer’s new musical era and anticipates the new album due out on October 30th by a week.
Along with the song was also released the official video, directed by Dave Meyers, former director of “No Tears Left To Cry” and “God Is A Woman”. The undisputed star of the clip is Ari, who plays none other than the President – or rather, the President – of the United States of America.
Take a few minutes and click play below.
The most attentive Arianators have read different meanings in the text of “Positions”: in addition to the sexual one, the song tells the commitment that one puts into a relationship to make it work, reversing positions and roles to meet the other half of the couple.
but the real meaning is BEAUTIFUL of this new song
It is her commitment she has for her boyfriend and her flexibility in trying to make their relationship work at all cost
YES, AS THEY SHOULD
YES YES YES #POSITIONS
But yes ARIANA NEEDS TO BE PRESIDENT
— elis🦋 (@marelis0) October 23, 2020
The video for “Positions” also reflects this dualism: Ari overturns the usual hierarchies where men are in power, passing from housewife and President of the United States.
YOO WTF. bye the dual meaning in this song wtf. The song about sex and the MV about women shifting positions in the hierarchy going from housewife to PRESIDENT BITCH #POSITIONS pic.twitter.com/7ST5Sk7o3t
— ᴮᴱiv #BLM (@ivanbkg) October 23, 2020