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Ariana Grande’s ‘We Can’t Be Friends’ Lyrics Capture the Pain of Letting Go of An Ex


ELLE USA: New Ariana Grande era is upon us. Upon the release of her new album, Eternal Sunshine, the pop star also shared cinematic visuals for her second single, “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love).” Paying tribute to the 2004 film that inspired it, the video shows Grande playing a character named Peaches who chooses to undergo a procedure to erase her unwanted memories. (Like how Jim Carrey’s Joel and Kate Winslet’s Clementine do in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.)

Directed by Christian Breslaur, who also helmed “Yes, And?”, the video shows Grande erasing the memories of an ex, played by Evan Peters. The video ultimately ends with her completing the procedure...and him doing the same. They pass each other with different partners, unaware they had ever known each other. (Grande and her ex-husband, Dalton Gomez, have both been linked to other people since their split in real life. Grande is notably dating Ethan Slater, while Gomez was seen kissing Maika Monroe in February.)

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