Grande confirmed the song on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on May 1, 2018, saying that it's one of the last tracks she recorded for Sweetener. She said it serves as an intro of sorts to the album. Grande revealed that the song samples Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' "An Angel Cried". Savan Kotecha tweeted: "The 'raindrops' story is unreal. I'll never forget that afternoon. Goosebumps".
- With a duration of 33 seconds, this is Grande's shortest song ever released.
- This is the first intro with a visual.
- Although there are no swear words, this song is considered as explicit.
When raindrops fell down from the sky
The day you left me, an angel cried
Oh, she cried, an angel cried
|August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records|
|Released||Better Off • Blazed • Borderline • Breathin • Everytime • Get Well Soon • God Is A Woman • Goodnight N Go • No Tears Left To Cry • Pete Davidson • Raindrops (An Angel Cried) • R.E.M • Successful • Sweetener • The Light Is Coming|
|Unreleased||My Way • Got Her Own • Sober • You|
|Ariana Grande • Missy Elliott • Nicki Minaj • Pharrell Williams|
|Sweetener World Tour • The Sweetener Sessions|