Ariana Grande dropped her highly-anticipated new album on Friday and came up with a perfect way to mark the occasion – a music video for her latest single “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” came out that very day!
Grande’s frequent collaborator Hannah Lux Davis was in charge of directing this video and brought the same kind of playful energy that we’ve previously seen in “7 Rings” and “Thank U, Next,” but their latest collab is the murkiest of the three.
The video for “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” stars Riverdale actor Charles Melton, and it plays out like another teen drama on the CW. Despite its straight-forward plot-line, some of the fans suggested this video has a deeper meaning and represents an ode to self-love since Ari ends up kissing a girl who looks like a clone of herself at the end of the video.
Grande’s new album Thank U, Next came out on February 8, only six months after her last record Sweetener. Grande said that making this album surrounded by her best friends basically saved her life and helped her find her strength.
“It was kind of this super challenging chapter that sucked, and then my friends made it amazing and special. It turned everything around in my life. I don’t think life has ever been as bad as it was when we started,” the singer explained.