"Don't Call Me Angel" (previously known as "Angel") is a song by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey featured on the soundtrack of the movie Charlie's Angels (2019). It was first teased on each artist's social media on June 26, 2019, as well as on the film's page. The following day, the first trailer of the film was released, which included a snippet of the song. The song and its music video were released on September 13, 2019.
Rumors about the song began to spread around June 2019 after Cyrus reportedly liked an Instagram post about a collaboration with Grande and Del Rey. On June 22, the official GIPHY account for the upcoming Charlie's Angels film tagged the three singers in a now-deleted post, fueling those rumors.
On June 28, 2019, Cyrus posted the film's trailer on Instagram and added "#Angel" to the caption which lead fans to believe that the song would be titled "Angel". The song's title was confirmed by Grande on July 23, 2019.
In an interview with 1043MYfm on August 28, 2019, Del Rey talked about how the collaboration came to be: "The song's really cute. It's really cool. When I first heard it obviously I wasn't on it. It was just Ariana's parts. And they wanted me to write something so I [...] kinda cut her [Grande's] verse into a halftime bridge and just sang some stuff over her [Grande's] choruses as well and then Miley jumped on. So it's just really very spicy. A spicy little track." Del Rey also confirmed that the three shot a music video for the song and that the song would be coming out in "two weeks".
|Released||September 12, 2019|
|Director||Hannah Lux Davis|
|Vevo views||196+ Million views|
Behind the scenes
- Angels are also mentioned in "Angels Forever, Forever Angels", "Arcadia", "Gods & Monsters" and in the poem "Never to Heaven".
- "County line" is also referred to in "13 Beaches" and the poem "LA Who Am I to Love You".
- Devils are also mentioned in the demo version of "Kinda Outta Luck", and in the poem "My Bedroom is a Sacred Place Now - There Are Children at the Foot of my Bed".
- Single version — 3:10
- Instrumental version — 3:25
- Instagram - Post by Charlie's Angels
- Instagram - Post by Ariana Grande - "trailer tomorrow"
- Instagram - @MileyCyrus - "Can’t wait for everyone to hear what me and my angels @arianagrande & @lanadelrey created for @charliesangels !!!! 👼 #Angel"
- Twitter - @ArianaGrande - "it’s called angel 👼🏼"
- YouTube - @1043MYfm - "Lana Del Rey Talks Working w/ Ariana Grande & Miley Cyrus, James Franco, & More!"