Review: Ariana Grande’s new album ‘Thank You, Next’

In less than six months, pop superstar Ariana Grande has just released her new album thank you, next and it surpassed her previous record.

Recently, the ‘breathin’ singer has been through so much. Her previous long-term partner Mac Miller passed away. Also, she broke off her engagement to Pete Davidson. These experiences have given Grande the musical inspiration for her new album.

In her previous album, Sweetener she picked up the music for it after the 2017 terrorist attack at her arena concert in Manchester. After she bounced back, Grande became inspired and Sweetener was created and released in August 2018.

In her newly released album, Grande starts off with her song ‘imagine.’ This leading track basically covers the process of moving on after love and loss, according to PEOPLE.com.

In the next song ‘needy’ she sings about being messed up and loving too hard. When I first heard the track, I could sense what Grande was going through and she performed it without failure.

When ‘fake smile’ started playing, I could feel the struggle that she went through. “I can’t fake another smile/I can’t fake that I’m alright,” she sings. “I won’t say that I’m feeling fine/I do what I been through I can’t lie.” Those feelings and with the music in the song, I then became captivated.

Two of her tracks, ‘ghostly’ and ‘thank you, next’ have been about Pete Davidson. Both of those songs were about struggling and moving on with their lives and I felt that they were the best part of this new album.

thank you, next concludes with Grande’s new song ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.’ The pop singer finishes off with a hip-hop tune singing about wanting a man who is dating another woman. In addition to the song, Grande released a music video of the track starring her and Charles Melton from the CW show Riverdale.

Ariana Grande delivered new music to our ears and the results did her justice. For those who are fans of pop artist or if you’re looking to listen to new music, thank you, next is available right now.

“Featured Image via Pitchfork.com”

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