Ariana Grande reveals a side of her she had long since kept out of the public eye
One thing that pop stars love is to have the appearance of complete confidence and strength to the public eye. Vulnerable sides are usually left hidden away. Ariana Grande on the other hand is trying to take a different direction, though.
Recently Grande played a new song that has not been released yet “Get Well Soon” (from her upcoming album Sweetener) for FADER and a handful of her fans before sending it to the label.
“Get Well Soon” was written after Grande had suffered from an anxiety attack. She describes the feeling of opening up about it, saying:
“The thing that makes me feel OK with opening up and finally allowing myself to be vulnerable is that I know [my fans] feel the same feelings. I’ve talked to them about it. I have fans that have become friends of mine.
I have their numbers, and we talk all the time. I played [the song] for them before I played it for my label. They were like, ‘Thank you,’ when they heard that one. It was so scary to do that, but to see them be like, ‘I get it, I feel that too.’
I’ve always just been like a shiny, singing, 5-6-7-8, sexy-dance…sexy thing. But now it’s like, ‘OK … issa bop — but issa message.
Issa bop but also has chunks of my soul in it. Here you go. Also, I cried 10 hundred times in the session writing it for you. Here is my bleeding heart, and here is a trap beat behind it.'”
Sweetener will be coming out this summer, though her next single will be “The Light is Coming” and will feature the guest talents of Nicki Minaj.
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