After months of hints and teasing, it’s finally here: “Don’t Call Me Angel,” the unexpected collaboration between Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey is out now along with a movie-like music video. The song appears in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film, in theaters on November 15th. Ariana, Miley, and Lana all co-wrote the song, along with singer Alma, as well as songwriters Max Martin, Ilya, and Savan Kotecha.
“Don’t Call Me Angel” starts with a jangling melody before a rapid hiphop beat grounds it. Ariana kicks it off, singing the fierce chorus in her signature upper register. Miley takes on the verse and pre-chorus, her voice tough in contrast to her trio partners. Her lyrics are perhaps the most direct in emphasizing independence. We then hear a return from Ariana as she sings the next two choruses and second verse. It isn’t until the bridge that Lana takes center stage. The energetic beat slows down here, accommodating the whispery vocals that match Lana’s usual style across her own discography. All three girls join in together for a final, triumphant chorus.
Hannah Lux Davis directed the song’s accompanying music video. Ariana, Miley, and Lana pose as the movie’s titular angels, each wearing wings to drive home the look. While Ariana struts in a mansion, wearing white and looking innocent, Miley is interrogating a guy in a boxing ring, showing off her athleticism and dangerous moves. Lana, meanwhile, spends most of her time surrounded by gadgets and practicing her knife-throwing, occasionally taking breaks to demurely lounge by fireside.
See the music video for “Don’t Call Me Angel” below:
You can stream or buy “Don’t Call Me Angel” from all the major music providers here. It will also appear on the upcoming Charlie’s Angels soundtrack album, due out on November 1st. Ariana Grande co-executive produced the album.
Enjoy “Don’t Call Me Angel” and the song’s new music video! Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming soundtrack, and be sure to see Charlie’s Angels in theaters this November. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.