"No Tears Left to Cry" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener. Written by Grande, Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya, it was released by Republic Records as the album's lead single on April 20, 2018, alongside its music video. Commercially, the song has topped the charts in Australia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Singapore and Slovakia and reached the top five in Austria, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States as well as the top ten in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.
Background and release
Following the Manchester Arena bombing at Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour show in May 2017, the singer became reluctant to record new music, preferring to spend time with her loved ones because of the emotional impact the tour had on her. She returned to the studio in late 2017, writing "No Tears Left to Cry" with Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya. Regarding the song, Grande said she hopes it brings light and comfort, "but also makes you wanna dance and live ya best life!"
Variety initially reported on April 9, 2018 that the track would be released on April 27, 2018. Grande began teasing the release on social media on April 15, 2018, using teardrop emojis and the song's title written as "ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou". The title appeared on billboards across the US and featured on grey sweatshirts worn on social media by Grande, her half-brother Frankie and then-boyfriend Mac Miller. A listening party in London was also held. The song premiered worldwide at midnight ET on April 20, 2018, as the lead single from Grande's upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener. The grey sweatshirts were made available for purchase on Grande's website the following day, bundled with a digital copy of the track. In the US, "No Tears Left to Cry" was sent to hot adult contemporary radio stations on April 23, 2018, and to rhythmic contemporary and contemporary hit radio stations the next day.
"No Tears Left to Cry" is a dance-pop and disco song with a UK garage beat. It is composed in the key of A minor using 4
4 time and a tempo of around 122 beats per minute. The refrain is based on an Am–G–F–Am–G–F–C–Dm–Am–C chord progression, while the verses follow an A(add2)–F(add2)–G(add2) sequence. Grande's vocal range spans from G3 to G5.File Hashes