SINGLE REVIEW: Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj – The Light Is Coming
Ariana Grande’s fourth studio album ‘Sweetner’ has quickly become one of the most anticipated records of the year and after the lead single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ left you scalped, impressed and intrigued it really comes by no surprise. Her follow up single ‘The Light Is Coming’ featuring Nicki Minaj is an anthem in so many different ways. The beat heavy track reflects on the importance of positivity in a negative situation and rising above to be a better version of yourself. “The light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole”. From a first listen the addictive hook will be instantly stuck in your head and you’ll be singing along and itching to push replay. The production is completely different to the first single and shows an experimental layering whilst still offering that pop polish that makes her music stand out. Her vocals are also quite playful on this track and show her being a little gritty with the way she delivers the words. And don’t even get me started on Nicki Minaj’s rap because this is easily one of the best verses we’ve head from her in a long time and it works really well with the sound Ariana is trying to deliver. Whilst this song is quite perfect and has the right elements to top the charts and become your new favourite songs it does have a minor flaw. And that is the long repetitive bridge that hears her repeating “The light is coming to give back everything the darkness stole” for 40 seconds. It’s a little overkill. She only needed to do it twice, maybe three times not 8. So lets just hope someone edits this song down for radio and release a raid edit on Spotify and Apple Music so we’re not driven insane by that beautiful and reassuring lyric.