“Rain on Me” is a song released by the American singers Lady Gaga and Ariana Gande on 22nd May 2020. This is the second release of Gaga’s upcoming sixth studio album Chromatica. Rain on Me is a song that touches all basis of pop, disco, house-pop, dance-pop genre of music.
After the release of the song, there has been major support from the LGBTQ+ community. Though the song does not have any direct relation to the LGBTQ community, it is been represented as this generation’s gay anthem. A lot of albums have been released in the past 5 years that were inspired from the LGBT community. There is an empowering message along with a dance beat on all these songs.
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are considered to be the biggest gay icons of the 21st century. The Rain on Me song has everything that the fans expected. The song has managed to show off both the pop stars vocal talent. It has a catchy hook which can be used on the dance floors. Rain On Me manages to live up to the ridiculously high expectations.
While both the stars have been making headlines by supporting and fighting for the equality of LGBTQ+ community, this song places itself as a contender of this generation’s queer anthem.The song’s message of dancing through the rain and coming out stronger on the other side (“I’d rather by dry, but at least I’m alive”) is one that many queer people will relate to.
Rain on Me takes a step further to explain the trauma both the artists face. While Ariana has openly spoken about her suffering from the 2018 Manchester Arena concert suicide bomb attack; Lady Gaga had her struggles with Fibromyalgia which has made her cancel a lot of music tours.
Both the artists have created a magical song that is a sentiment that has long been part of the queer experience, for people who have historically had to fight through shared trauma to flourish.Both artists have said, explicitly or implicitly, that they belong to the community. Gaga is openly and Ariana’s 2019 single Monopoly had the line, “I like women and men”. Ariana also later said she doesn’t feel the need to label her sexuality.
After all, the release of this song during the global pandemic has cheered up the queer life. Comments from the community raise that “Rain on Me” will live potentially as a gay anthem. All that we need to do now is to wait for the world to get back normal and dance our way on the floor to unite for the Rain on Me song.