New Music: Ariana Grande – “Thank U, Next”
Still relatively fresh off her break up with Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande released an ode to all of her exes — Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller and Pete Davidson — thanking them for what they taught her.
One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
She name-checks all of them in the opening verse, calling Mac Miller an angel. If the title of the song sounds familiar, it’s because she had tweeted the same words in what was deemed a subtweet at Pete Davidson, who can’t seem to stop talking about Ariana. However, just hours before she was being released, she tweeted that there was “no shade” at all. She also revealed that she let her exes hear the song before it was released.
In any case, the song’s dope. Something about it reminds me of Beyoncé’s “Love Drought”; their tempos are different and “Thank U, Next” has a lot more bass, but there are similarities. If you’re interested in testing my theory, sing “Love Drought” (at a sped up pace) over this beat.
Listen to “Thank U, Next” below.