After dominating the news for the month of June due to her surprise engagement with Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande’s “God Is a Woman” has Twitter freaking out all over again. Grande teased the single at length in the days leading up to the release, publishing several Instagram posts and tweeting about it repeatedly. Even though the lyrics were available prior to the single release, there was little else known about the song itself, besides the fact that Grande revealed Pharrell Williams helped produce it with her.
The chorus of Grande’s new single reads, “When all is said and done/You’ll believe God is a woman.”
When a Twitter user asked if Grande was nervous about how people would react to the religious implications of the title, Grande tweeted back, “i was expecting it and of course understand it … but it’s art. it’s okay if not everybody understands everything i do. i’m grateful for the opportunity to be myself and inspire others to do that as well. I would rather do that than play it safe.”
In fact, in one tweet, Grande wrote that she was “passing the phone,” presumably to Davidson. The rest of the tweet reads, “giaw is my favorite. it makes me cry every time i hear it you guys r gonna shit. the whole album is fire. and obv i love the song called pete 🙂 you guys are gonna freakout.”
People were definitely all about the new single. In less than an hour thousands of people were tweeting about it, and pretty much all of them were ecstatic. Here’s what some of them had to say:
The Spongebob Freakout
Grande has some serious pipes, so it makes sense that you’d have to speak in memes to convey your feelings about her new song. Plus, any excuse to reference Spongebob is a good excuse.
Keeping It Real With The Cold, Hard Truth
It is the truest thing on the internet that there are people freaking out about a song before it’s even been live for long enough for them to have listened to the entire thing. Within a minute of Grande’s song going live, there were already hundreds of tweets pouring in about it.
When The Song Goes Off Just Like You Thought It Would
… it’s basically the best feeling on the planet. A good song is a welcome treat no matter what, but when the vibe is exactly what you were hoping for and expecting, it feels like Christmas morning.
The One Where They Referenced Friends
Would Chandler like this song? The jury’s out on that one, but Grande looks so good in his arms, and her album cover is kind of retro enough for this image to look realistic.
A Quick Little Nod To Kylie
There’s a term for the type of music that turns people into parents: baby-making music. Only time will tell if Grande’s new single is a baby-making song, but it’s safe to say her outspoken fans will let the internet know one way or another.
Just Straight-Up Screaming
Because what better way to celebrate than to just plain scream bloody murder until your energy dies down? No better way, is the correct answer.
The Inception Meme
Using a Grande skit to praise a Grande single is next level meta styles of inception. Plus, the meme actually works perfectly with the content of the tweet, so this person gets five stars.
That Ending, Though
If you haven’t listened all the way through to the end of the song, go do that right now. Then come back and watch this meme, and you’ll understand.
Feelin’ Those Goosebumps
Getting goosebumps is equal parts amazing and upsetting, but when they go away you kind of want them to come back. That’s why Grande gave us such a gift: the gift of goosebumps, again and again.
When You Just Plain Give Up On Life
Sometimes when you’re introduced to a really good new banger, you become comatose. It happens. It’ll pass.
When That New Song Becomes Your Battle Hymn
It’s safe to say that a wild amount of Grande fans are going to play this song before they fall asleep every night leading up to Grande’s release of Sweetener. And probably a few months after that.
When A Queue Becomes Dangerous
Hey, this woman might know the lyrics to the song faster than anyone in human history.
When The Love Gets Overwhelming
Fans of Grande are notoriously committed.
Did Grande Totally Punk All Of Us At The Met Gala?
Um … so this might just be a coincidence, but it seems like Grande was trying to tell us something at the Met Gala. There’s no way that’s a coincidence.
When You’ve Totally Accepted Your Fate
It’s inevitable. You’re going to be listening to this song on repeat until you know it by heart, and then about three weeks after that you’ll finally take a break to play some Drake.
Right before “God Is a Woman” was released, Grande took to Twitter to thank her fans and spread the love. She tweeted,
“jus want u to know how much i love n appreciate every one of u. thank u for the love u show me n joy u bring. i’ll never be able to fully express my gratitude and you’ll truly never know how much u actually mean to me. i cherish nights like this sm. mmmmk.”
And according to all the memes and tweets, her fans are definitely feeling it.