‘Stupid Love’ continues to dominate the airwaves around the world but as Lady Gaga prepares to drop her brand-new album ‘Chromatica’ next week, the star has unveiled the project’s second single – the catchy ‘Rain On Me’ which features vocals from Ariana Grande.

Produced by BloodPop, Tchami and BURNS, the duo gave us the ultimate pop banger that has a strong message behind it. “It’s a metaphor for tears and for the amount of alcohol I was taking to numb myself,” Gaga says of the lyrics I’d rather be dry, but at least I’m alive… rain on me.”

Gaga admits that working with Ariana on the track has been a career highlight for the star and that the two formed a close bond while recording the track. “I said to her, ‘OK, now everything that you care about while you sing, I want you to forget it and just sing,'” Gaga says. “‘And by the way, while you’re doing that, I’m going to dance in front of you. And she was like, ‘Oh my God. Oh my God, I can’t, I can’t. I don’t know. Oh my God. OK, OK.’ And then I did it and she sang, and she started to do things with her voice that was different. And it was the joy of two artists going, ‘I see you.'”

Gaga adds that their friendship took some time to blossom because of her own insecurities. “When she came into the studio, I was still crying and she was not. And she was like, ‘You’re going to be OK. Call me; here’s my number,'” Gaga says. “And she was so persistent. She would try over and over again to be friends with me. And I was too ashamed to hang out with her because I didn’t want to project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so beautiful. And eventually she called me on my s–t. She was, ‘You’re hiding.’ And I was … and then this friendship blossomed.”

The songstress adds that she and Ariana have worked on something really special for the track’s upcoming music video as well.

Listen to ‘Rain On Me’ here:

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