MANILA, Philippines – Hey Arianators, Ariana Grande dropped a new single on Friday, October 30, and debuted her new platinum blonde hair in the music video too.
"Focus" has a similar feel to the catchy beat of "Problem," and features the singer's usual strong, sultry vocals. The purple-themed video has Ariana in her signature half-up 'do and winged eyeliner dancing to the song.
After counting down the hours before its release on Twitter, Ariana surprised her fans by releasing the single an hour early.
Surprise !!!! it's here!!!! My new single #Focus is now available on @iTunes / @AppleMusic ~ https://t.co/oLIm838L55 pic.twitter.com/hBcs0casb1 — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 30, 2015
She released the music video an hour later.
and last but not least.... the #FocusVideo is now on @VEVO ~ https://t.co/WmrQXgW14j pic.twitter.com/0mrKa0mfqZ — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 30, 2015
my heart is full and my eyelids are heavy but today's the day! happy focus day my babies. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 30, 2015
Five days before its release, Ariana was already teasing the video and single on her social media accounts.
#5daysTilFocusthank you @artisticmerve for this and thanks to the babes who helped me find out it was you who made it so I could give creditthis is beautiful. thank you. A photo posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:10am PDT
°₊·ˈ∗ #5daysTilFocus ∗ˈ‧₊° pic.twitter.com/kPAJwfz9st — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 25, 2015
According to Billboard, "Focus" is the first single on Ariana's next album, due out in 2016. She'll also be performing the song live for the first time at the "Ariana Grande World Premiere Event On The Honda Stage" at the iHeartRadio Theater LA.
What do you think of Ariana's new song? Listen to it in the video above and tell us in the comments below! – Rappler.com