Ariana Grande, Focus


The wait is over: Ariana Grande (finally) released her new single "Focus."

She announced the release date on Sept. 15 and has been counting down basically ever since! "this countdown as long af," she acknowledged on Instagram at the 40-days-out point. "but it's ok because our countdowns are one of my favorite parts about putting out new music!!!"

Since then, she's been releasing new teases for the song little by little, and tonight was no different. Grande kept teasing fans and keeping the countdown alive until she finally announced that the audio is available for your listening pleasure on iTunes:

But that's not all. She followed up shortly with a music video, too!

Just over two weeks ago she revealed the cover art for "Focus," which features the typically brunette beauty with platinum blond white hair!

"It's white actually," she clarified on the Smallzy's Surgery show on Nova 96.9FM radio in Australia. "it's hard to tell because of the black and white filter, but it's white. Like super white. But you'll see it in the video and stuff, you can see how, it looks like Lucius Malfoy, he was sort of my...go to reference."

Funnily enough, Harry Potter alum Tom Felton (who played Draco Malfoy, Lucius' son) got wind of Ariana's hair inspiration. Earlier this week, he tweeted the singer, "if you need an actor in your next music video, I can dig up a very dashing white wig."

Ariana seemed to like the idea, tweeting him back, "I will 100000000000% take you up on this."

That could be pretty magical, huh? We'll have to wait and see with that one, but for now, go ahead and enjoy Ariana's new single "Focus."

On another note, will Ariana rap on her new album? Watch the video below to find out.

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