Ariana Grande debuted her brand new song “The Light Is Coming,” a track from the singer’s new album Sweetener, during her set at Los Angeles’ Wango Tango Saturday.
“So, I’m putting out a new album in August, and I wanted to tell you the pre-order goes up this month on the 20th. And on the 20th you get a new song called ‘The Light Is Coming’ which features my big sister Nicki Minaj, and we wanted to give you a little preview of it tonight,” Grande told the crowd at Banc Of California Stadium. “I’m so nervous. Let’s go.”
Although Minaj wasn’t in attendance, Grande still unveiled the rapper’s verse during the performance. “The Light Is Coming” will probably be the 2nd single off Sweetener, following “No Tears Left to Cry.” Grande earlier teased “The Light Is Coming” with a 20 second preview on Twitter.
The Wango Tango set marked Grande’s first complete concert of 2018; the singer earlier made a surprise appearance at Coachella, sang “Be Alright” at the March for Our lives protest and performed “No Tears Left to Cry” at the Billboard Music Awards along with the Roots on the Tonight Show.
In a recent interview with Time, Grande described how Sweetener aided in the singer’s healing process after the Manchester terror attack. “I was never as involved,” Grande said of the album, that she co wrote. “I felt more inclined to tap into my feelings because I was spending more time with them. I was talking about them more. I was in therapy more.”