Ariana Grande Wins Over Her Critics in ’80s Inspired “Yes, And?” Video

Ariana Grande at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Ariana Grande at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Photo by Christopher Polk/Rolling Stone/Shutterstock (10532338oa)

Ariana Grande’s comeback was a long time coming, and she’s finally given her fans what they’ve been waiting for. She teased the release of her seventh studio album with the ’80s-inspired music video for “Yes, And?”, which sees her winning over her harshest critics.

Christian Breslauer directed the video for Grande’s comeback single, which pays homage to Paula Abdul’s visual “Cold Hearted”. It shows the Grammy-winning singer performing an elaborate choreography for a group of critics, proving them that she’s here to stay and that her next era will be the most epic one yet.

Abdul praised the video on social media and said it’s an honor to have Grande pay homage to her music. Grande responded by writing, “I love you too, sweetest queen! Thank you for your brilliance and for inspiring me (and so many people) endlessly!”

Before the critics in the video enter the room, they’re handed a card that reads “AG7”, hinting at the release of the singer’s seventh studio album. The card featured the coordinates pointing to Montauk, New York, and fans believe this is a major clue about the album’s potential title since this small town was prominently featured in the cult film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Grande is yet to officially confirm the title and release date of her next studio album, but she teased it with several photos from the studio and said it would hit the shelves in 2024.