INDIO, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) Ariana Grande’s new single, “No More Tears To Cry,” which has some nods to the Manchester bombing, appears to be the song of the weekend, with Grande performing it in a surprise performance at Coachella and the song already inspiring “Glee” Star Kevin McHale to come out publicly.
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Grande performed the song during Kygo’s set on the first night of the second weekend of the Indio, Calif., festival. It had been hinted through two tweets by her manager, Scooter Braun, and Grande kicked in, posting a short video of her and boyfriend Mac Miller in a helicopter on their way to … somewhere, as noted by Billboard.
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Kygo’s set also honored the passing a few hours earlier of his friend, Avicii.
“Can’t believe this is true..my biggest inspiration and the reason why I started making electronic music,” Kygo said on Instagram. “Thank you for all the joy you brought to the world with your music. RIP @avicii.”
Meanwhile, McHale, who played Artie Abrams on “Glee,” used the song as a catalyst to announce his sexuality.
“#NoTearsLeftToCry is gayer than me and I ACCEPT,” McHale wrote. “Ty @ArianaGrande.” He later added, “I’d like to request a remix with @JanetJackson. ty for ur time. @ArianaGrande.”
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) April 20, 2018
McHale was the subject of speculation after posting photos of himself cuddling with “someone special,” according to E! Online.
Grande’s song has lyrics that are broad enough to be interpreted in many ways, but the video ends with a quick shot of a worker bee, that many interpreted as a reference to the symbol of Manchester, England. Twenty-three people (including the bomber) were killed and hundreds injured outside Manchester Arena after Grande performed May 22 last year, and the song arrives nearly a year after the event.