Ariana Grande has released the 7 Rings music video, which borrows the melody from The Sound of Music song “My Favorite Things.” 7 Rings is the second song from the singer’s upcoming fifth studio album, thank u, next.
The song was written by Richard Rogers, Grande, Oscar Hammerstein II, Victoria McCants, Tayla Parx, Njomza Vitia, Kimberly Krysiuk, Michael Foster, Tommy Brown and Charles Anderson. The 7 Rings music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis.
Grande previously said on Twitter how the song came to be:
well …………. ‘twas a pretty rough day in nyc. my friends took me to tiffany’s. we had too much champagne. i bought us all rings. ? it was very insane and funny. & on the way back to the stu njomza was like ‘bitch, this gotta be a song lol’. so we wrote it that afternoon. https://t.co/CoczmPj1Fo
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 1, 2018
She later added the following:
indeeeed. but i guess thank u, next is more vulnerable and gentle lol. seven rings is jus like ….. a flex. friendship anthem. how the homies WANT u to feel. what the ‘thank u next’ energy evolves into while embracing a new chapter (even tho both moods /energies are v present).
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 13, 2019