When Ariana Grande isn’t enlightening us with such musings as this gem (that Caleb - hilarious!), she’s busy making music videos. Like the one just for released "Break Free"
To set the scene, the video begins on a Mars-scape, circa ‘Oops I Did it Again’. Will the Heart of the Ocean appear? This remains to be seen - stay tuned. In an unexpected twist, there are now cages on Mars, suggesting that Martians are in fact more advanced than previously known and can ensnare young starlets.**
We soon discover Martians to be of two varieties - actual Martians and Hare Krishnas stripped of their orange robes. It’s too hot on Mars for robes so neck rags are more appropriate. The actual Martians are terrible at shooting lasers and proceed to zap each other. Ariana celebrates by floating in a space capsule and taking her pants off. As one does.
The ensuing scene involves a subtle metaphor of Ariana breaking free of shackles on her wrists, while a fu manchu mustachioed Colonel Sanders cackles with Martian-glee. I don’t get it either - Ariana is from Florida.
She is then ported from Mars to a space ship, where the astronaut from Britney’s golden Martian past is DJing. This is a welcome change from the Martians. Oh wait, there is a stunted Martian elephant with a silver trunk bopping around. Ariana proceeds to throttle the pachyderm while serenading him - which is troubling, even for someone raised in Boca. Oh and the elephant-gnome has has an iPhone.
**Also of note, Ariana never wants to “die alive” - so I’m looking forward to a report back on how dying while dead works out.