Ariana Grande has just released her latest album, thank u, next. Being the second album released in six months, thank u, next is completely different to Sweetener (which was released back in August last year). Sweetener was full of features and had the typical promo that management want for a new album. Whereas, thank u, next has no features and feels like it has Ariana’s stamp on it much more.
Grande knows what she is doing, which is demonstrated by the fact that thank u, next is hands down her best album to date.
Ariana’s personal growth between Sweetener and thank u, next is astonishing. As a listener you feel like you’ve been on this journey with her and can’t help but feel proud of the woman she has become.
The third song on the album, NASA, explores the feeling of needing space, while ghostin lets the listener into her heartbreaking world of wanting someone else while still in a relationship. needy is another track on this album where Ariana opens up and appears to show her vulnerability, which I really respect.
Although there are some slower songs on thank u, next, there are still plenty of upbeat and empowering tracks. bloodline, bad idea and the new single, break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored are just a handful of the more upbeat tracks on the album that are just as brilliant as the slower songs.
The lyrics throughout thank u, next are incredible, all of which can be relatable to the listener. I love the fact that Ariana hasn’t appeared to hold back at all in this album, making her much more relatable and human to her fans.
There is no stopping Ariana at this point and there is no sign of her slowing down either. If anything, her talent seems to be constantly growing.
thank u, next is brilliant and definitely Grande’s best album yet. If you haven’t listened to it already, I would definitely urge you to give it a listen!
Watch the video for Ariana’s latest single, ‘break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored’ here: