Ariana Grande is all grown up and this is evident in her every move; from losing her signature ponytail to appearing in her underwear in videos, this former Nickelodeon star is surely not the same girl we met years ago.
Her latest music video for Into You proves just that, as we watch her having fun with her on-screen boyfriend, running around outside a motel or dancing in the desert in her denim shorts. The clip sort of echoes Rihanna’s We Found Love in a more innocent yet equally amusing kind of way.
What’s even more interesting is how this song has a fresh, youthful dynamic that some of Grande’s previous songs lacked. I mean, we’re all familiar with her amazing vocal skills by now, so pop-ier, catchy tunes was probably all we needed to believe that she’s capable of pretty much everything!
And she definitely is.
* Ariana Grande’s new album, Dangerous Woman, is out now.