Grande is split between two worlds in the video. She roams through the desert with a man, played by America’s Next Top Model alum Don Benjamin. The secret couple cruise down open highways and stay at cheap motels to play cards and goof off on the porch. Towards the end of the video, we see that Grande’s on the run from a loveless Hollywood relationship. Benjamin, it turns out, is a bodyguard.
During a Q&A on Vevo’s Twitter account last week, Grande made the announcement that “Into You” would be the next song she would release a video for. She revealed that the story of the clip is about “love … and life” as well as “how the little things are so much more important than the bougie façade.” She debuted the single live at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.