Our girl Ari is a pro at making sweet lemonade out of some sour lemons. Following the devastatingly tragic events that occurred during her Dangerous Woman Tour in Manchester, she came out with her mega-successful album, 'sweetener' and, seemed to have found solace in the arms of her fiancé at the time, Pete Davidson. It almost seemed like she really had 'no tears left to cry'...
As we all know now, this wasn't the case. Ari and Pete's engagement ended just as quickly as it started. However, it did seem like there was no love lost between the pair and the split appeared to be mutual. Yes, there's the casual joke here and there, but if you followed the couple's brief romance, you'd know that they were big fans of banter, so there's really "no shade, only love".
As Ari tweeted:
no drags.... no shade..... jus love, gratitude, acceptance, honesty, forgiveness ... and growth— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 3, 2018
You'd think she'd take this time to recover from the heartbreak, but this 'Dangerous Woman' just doesn't quit. She focuses her energy on her craft in times of strain, and you gotta love her for that.She's now come out with a brand new single, 'thank you, next', which is pure genius. Not only is it an absolute banger, the lyrics also hit us right in the feels.
Let's bless your ears for the next 3 minutes and 27 seconds...
The track is just as beautiful as the singer's big heart, and it goes on about how she chooses to learn from her lost loves, rather than cry over them.
'One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now I’m so amazing
Say I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
So look what I got
Look what you taught me'
She even puts in a special mention of her late ex, Mac Miller, calling him an 'angel'. I'm not crying. You are.
Our fav lyric:
'But this one gon' last
'Cause her name is Ari'
Why: The most important take-away from this track is how she found someone who will stand by her side forever; and that is herself. Powerful stuff. She sings about being patient, handling pain and not needing to find someone because she has herself. Preach, girl!
Ariana's Instagram story was flooded with support from all the stars; such as Gigi Hadid, Millie Bobby Brown, Halsey, and others who had nothing but praise for the singer's track. It looks like we weren't the only ones who replayed the song about twenty times, today.
The single is part of her next album, 'thank you, next' and the release date is yet to be announced. We can't wait to hear how she'll continue to wow us with her dreamy vocals.
Stay strong Ari and thank you!