SINGLE REVIEW: Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman
After the release of ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ it’s hard to say that expectations aren’t officially set high for her fourth studio album ‘Sweetener’. She introduced a confident and bold sound which begins as a simple melodic ballad with a dreamy synth production that hears her serving strong and powerful vocals. But then 20 seconds in she drops this nostalgic 90’s beat that is super funky and will have you vibing instantly. She followed this up with the promo single ‘The Light Is Coming’ which was less impactful and was a little annoying with her continuous repetition of the song title. But her production was strong and promising as she delivered this beat heavy electronic pop sound. With the album release date getting closer she has officially released the second single which sadly slightly disappoints too. ‘God Is A Woman’ is a vocally strong and empowering track but when you strip away her vocals the song is a little boring. Production wise there isn’t much going on and the most impressive moments come from the layering of her vocals. Towards the end of the song she delivers a 90’s gospel vocal delivery that gives you serious early Christina Aguilera vibes which is super cool but it takes 2 minutes and 40 seconds to get there. The sultry inspired track looks at seducing someone so much that you become their whole world. “You, you love it how I move you. You love it how I touch you. My one, when all is said and done you’ll believe God is a woman”. I really expected and wanted more from this song but instead it just falls a little flat. She reminded us that her vocals are incredible but we already knew that.