On April 23, Ariana Grande uploaded part 1 of the behind the scenes footage of her music video to No Tears Left To Cry which was directed by Dave Meyers.
Meyers gave his take on what the video wanted to accomplish:
“The concept we wanted to explore was the disorientation that you go through in life and the quest we all go through to kind of find the ground again. We sort of flirt with the ambiguity of whether you need to find the ground or whether the ground’s just what you make of it.”
In the behind-the-scenes clip, fans learn just how Grande walked on the ceiling and walls in the intro for “No Tears Left to Cry” — it was accomplished with the crew building a revolving hallway. Meyers cited Fred Astaire as a reference for the dancing-on-the-ceiling bit.
Grande also hangs and spins from a free-floating staircase within a city from the future. The BTS clip reveals that the city was added in post-production and the singer was connected to a harness in front of a green screen. During the second take for this scene, one of Grande’s heels falls off — but the crew quickly retrieved it and the show goes on.
Check out photos and the video below!