Grande, who covers next month’s issue of Vogue magazine, surprised fans by premiering the clip alongside her interview on Monday. Directed by Bardia Zeinali, the trippy video sees Grande dressed in a puffy black jacket and over-the-knee boots, complete with her ponytail as she struts her stuff around the all-white room.
According to the YouTube video description, the singer “takes this confessional tendency literally, as she dances, shoulder pops, poses, and struts around inside the white room of her own mind.”
The track, which is believed to be about her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson, is about how she fell in love with a version of someone she created in her head, only to find out he wasn’t that person in real life.
As Zeinali describes his concept, “It kind of started out by just finding what makes Ariana iconic: it’s the voice, it’s the ponytail, it’s the boots, it’s the silhouette.”