November 03, 2014 at 03:14 PM EST

Ariana Grande has traded in her space gear for cat ears.

In her new video for “Love Me Harder,” Grande writhes about in a dark room, wearing cat ears as she belts the ballad, and The Weeknd eventually emerges from the shadows.

The video’s vibe, sensual and mysterious, is an obvious departure from Grande’s earlier work—just a few months ago she was shooting missiles out of her boobs in the “Break Free” video—but fits the song, a stripped-down ballad that’s meant to showcase the two singers’ voices. And the video’s not all novelty: There are still multiple shot-from-above shots of Grande lying on the floor, just like in virtually every one of her other videos.

Grande’s My Everything is out now.

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