Ariana Grande’s New Album Hopes to Answer the ‘Question’ of Whether She’s in the Right Relationship


Ariana Grande is hours away from the release of her seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine, and she’s teased that the 13 tracks reveal an all-important answer to a burning question.

Grande, 30, sat down with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 and the pair dissected the album, her inspirations behind it and discussed how her time filming Wicked was “healing” for her relationship with music.

Among the topics that the pair discussed was the overarching story that the record tells, as it “starts with a question and it ends with an answer,” as Lowe phrased it.

“The question is, ‘How do I know if I’m in the right relationship, if I found the right person?’ ” Lowe said, before pointing out that the final track, “ordinary things” — which Grande has previously teased features her grandmother, Nonna — provided the answer to that pressing question.

Ariana Grande and Zane Lowe
Zane Lowe and Ariana Grande for Apple Music 1.Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1

Grande said she “didn’t realize” how neatly the track tied up her initial questioning until she found a “voice note” of her Nonna talking to a friend.

“I knew ‘ordinary things’ was the end of the album. I was like, ‘This is the last song, but I wonder how I can put that button on it and have it land emotionally the way that I feel it can, and how can I answer the question?’”

After listening to her Nonna’s 30-minute conversation, a snippet “right smack in the middle” caught her attention. “And I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s the answer.’ ”

As Lowe described it, while the opening track, “intro (end of the world)” sees Grande questioning if she’s with the “right person,” the album “ends with the most timeless piece of advice that anyone with any wisdom will give you, which is ‘Don’t forget about the little things.'”

Ariana Grande Releases 'Yes, And?' Remix with Mariah Carey press image
Ariana Grande.Katia Temkin

During her candid conversation with Lowe, the “yes, and?” singer also shared the three songs that are her favorites on Eternal Sunshine — at least as of now: “we can’t be friends (wait for your love),” “imperfect for you” and the title track, “eternal sunshine.”

Overall, Grande said of making the record, which is her first since Positions in 2020, “I’ve loved every minute of making this album – the videos, rehearsing, putting the roll-out together, doing the photo shoots, every single part of it.”

Though she had a “very interesting relationship to music” before filming Wicked, she said the break was “really healing.”

“More than ever before in my life, I’ve been able to be so much more present and enjoy it and savor it this time in a way that I don’t think I was able to before.”

Ariana Grande and Zane Lowe
Zane Lowe and Ariana Grande for Apple Music 1.

Elsewhere in the conversation, Grande also touched on a topic she’s previously given mixed signals about, which is whether or not she’ll tour with the new album.

“I miss doing shows. I really do,” she admitted, before sharing that she’s “excited to redefine my relationship to touring.”

“If there’s a chance to in between the Wickeds or right after the Wickeds, I will of course do my best to do it.”

Related Posts

What’s so great about 2 million people pre-ordering Taylor Swift’s new album?

Taylor Swift has just surprised fans by announcing 20 new album versions for “The Tortured Poets Department” – her 10th studio album, scheduled to be released on April 19. The album will have 6 vinyl versions, 9 CD versions and 3 cassette …

The stars are friends with best friends Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

Singers Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are great friends. The two pretty girls are both on the music charts and creating excitement for the audience. Fans love their music and style, and it’s nice to see people who could be rivals getting …

Close friends turn away, ex-lover warns

Selena Gomez is a top female star in the Hollywood entertainment industry, with a large number of fans. She is successful in both film and singing. However, Selena is also a controversial star in the press because of her loud statements …

Taylor Swift’s blue-eyed pet cat “more precious than gold” recently appeared luxuriously on a magazine cover with its owner, with an estimated value of 2,400 billion VND

On December 6, Taylor Swift caused a storm on social networks with a series of photos in TIME magazine. She is the first artist in the century to be honored by the prestigious TIME magazine as “Person of the Year” – Person of the Year …

Selena Gomez revealed the reason her rapid weight gain caused her beauty to change

Selena Gomez feels excited about the positive changes in her body and figure. Recently, Selena Gomez had a candid conversation with her fans on the TikTok platform. Selena Gomez has explained how her health condition affects her body. …

How to tie your hair elegantly like Selena Gomez

Tying your hair is an ideal way to style in the summer, because it creates a neat and cool appearance. In addition, if you choose the right way to tie your hair, your beauty will improve. Selena Gomez also regularly refreshes herself …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *