Ariana Grande gets personal in newest album “Thank U, Next”

Rosa Salazar, Copy Editor

Ariana Grande gives off bad bitch vibes in her newest album titled, “Thank U, Next,” which dropped Feb. 8, just five months after “Sweetener.”

The album gives listeners a glimpse into Grande’s personal life and sprinkles the importance of self-care.

The 41- minute concoction has the iconic single “Thank U, Next,” that was released on Nov. 3.

“7 Rings,” and “Break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored” were released on Jan. 18 and Feb. 8.

“Imagine,” is an adorable song about love. The lyrics are a little cheesy but are saved by the chorus,” Imagine a world like that/Imagine a world like that/ We go like up ’til I’m ‘sleep on your chest/ Love how my face fits so good in your neck/ Why can’t you imagine a world like that?/ Imagine a world.”

Toward the end, Grande lets the world know who holds the soprano queen title. Mariah Carey who?!

The next track, “Needy,” starts off with a hypnotic beat that sounds like Latino R&B trap A.CHAL would use.

The song portrays the feelings of doubt when someone could go through being in a relationship. The lyrics say it all.

“Sorry if I’m up and down a lot (Yeah)/Sorry that I think I’m not enough/ And sorry if I say sorry way too much/You can go ahead and call me selfish (Selfish)

But after all this damage I can’t help it (Help it)/ Or what you can trust, ’cause I need your touch.”

“NASA” begins with a twist to Neil Armstrong’s well-known quote, “This is one small step for woman/ One giant leap for womankind.”

What’s more, the track is all about putting yourself first with “For the night/ Usually I would love it if you stay the night/ I just think I’m on another page tonight

It ain’t nothing wrong with saying I need me time/ Usually I would orbit around you

But gravity seems to be the only thing that’s pulling me/ You’ll be my rise and shine soon as them stars align, mmm.” Did I mention the song has a perfect twerking beat?

“Bloodline” is one of those filler songs that you’ll get tired of. Grande’s vocals sound like she’s over her ex-flame which the song is speculated to be about. Tell me “Don’t want you in my/ bloodline, yuh/ Just wanna have a good time, yuh/ Ain’t no need to apologize, no/ But you gon’ have to let this shit go…” doesn’t sound like closure. It’s not one of the best songs on the album.

In “fake smile” Grande gets real about being in the limelight. The chorus is “I read the things they write about me/ Hear what they’re sayin’ on the TV, it’s crazy/ It’s gettin’ hard for them to shock me/ But every now and then, it’s shocking, don’t blame me/ I know it’s the life that I chose.” Moreover, Grande has had enough being fake. “I can’t fake another smile/ I can’t fake like I’m alright/ Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)/ And I won’t say I’m feeling fine/ After what I been through, I can’t lie/ Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)/ Fuck a fake smile, smile/ Fuck a fake smile, fake smile.”

Only Grande can make cursing sound classy.

“Make up” is one of the catchiest song on the album. At two minutes and twenty-one seconds, it will leave you wishing it was longer. The track is about fighting with your significant other and making it up in the bedroom. Just take a look at the lyrics,” I like to fuck with you just to make up with you/’Cause the way you be screamin’ my name/ Make me wanna make love to you

I might break up with you just to make up with you/ At the end of the day, boy/ You know that I’m ’bout to wake up with you.”

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