The fizzy R&B singer Ariana Grande might’ve gotten her start on Nickelodeon, but she is taking this whole pop stardom thing seriously. “Love Me Harder,” a song from her newish album My Everything, is probably the most risque thing she’s ever recorded; it’s a straight-up sex song with the Weeknd, a man who knows something about straight-up sex songs. In the video, the two strike sexy poses in unlikely places: Dank stairwells, houses full of sand. Grande wears cat ears, for some reason. Hannah Lux Davis directed the video, and while it never gets beyond “look at these pretty people,” it does that well enough. Watch it below.
My Everything is out now on Republic.