"Turn off that shit Fox News, 'cause you're about to die everybody." That's a real line that Ariana Grande sings in new song "Just Look Up." Some context is probably needed. The song, which also features Kid Cudi, is taken from upcoming Netflix movie Don't Look Up, about the earth's possible destruction by a comet, and presumably makes perfect sense in context. Still, that movie isn't out until December 24 so in the meantime the song exists in a world of its own. Just Ariana Grande treating her 60M Spotify listeners to an existential bop about mass extinction. Nice.
Don’t Look Up is directed by Adam McKay and stars Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio alongside Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, and more. Both Grande and Cudi have blossoming film careers; she was just cast in an adaptation of Wicked while he has worked on both Bill & Ted Face the Music and TV series We Are Who We Are.