Breaking Down Ariana Grande’s Latest Album ‘Thank U, Next’

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Ariana Grande’s latest album “Thank U, Next” has been released and it has skyrocketed the charts, debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in several different countries. 

When Grande released the tracklist for the album, many had predictions about the song, “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.” To go along with the album’s release, the singer released a music video for the song.

In the “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” music video, it appears that she is chasing after a boy with a girlfriend, but in the end, (SPOILER ALERT) she goes in for a kiss with the girl instead. 

Critics claim Grande is queer-baiting to appeal to the LGBTQ community.

In the song titled “NASA,” Grande sings about how independence and not wanting to be with anyone so she can discover herself.

“Baby, I can’t really miss you if I’m with you. And when I miss you, it’ll change the way I kiss you. Baby, you know time apart is beneficial. It’s like I’m the universe and you’ll be N-A-S-A.”

Grande plays off the space theme by saying that she needs space for her lover. 

The album isn’t all upbeat. Grande really let it all out in the song “Ghostin’.” She sings about being engaged to former fiance, Pete Davidson, while mourning the death of her former boyfriend, Mac Miller.

Grande also pays homage to the late Mac Miller by giving the song a beat similar to “2009” by Mac Miller. 

Before the release of her album, Ariana Grande shared on Twitter what the song was about.

feeling badly for the person you’re with bc you love somebody else. feeling badly bc he can tell he can’t compare…. and how i should be ghosting him.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 23, 2019

The album is Grande’s fifth studio album. Her previous album “Sweetener” was released almost six months ago. Ariana starts her “Sweetener World Tour” next month and she will now have two albums to pick from to perform. 

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