Ari­ana Grande re­leases ‘thank u, next’ album

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - LIVING - By Peter Sblendo­rio

Fans won’t see Ari­ana Grande at the Gram­mys this week­end, but they’ve got plenty of new mu­sic from the pop star to fill the void.

Grande re­leased her lat­est album “thank u, next” at mid­night on Fri­day, and peo­ple are al­ready spec­u­lat­ing about the mean­ing of some of her fresh lyrics.

Some be­lieve her new song “Ghostin’” is about her for­mer fi­ance Pete David­son, whom she broke up with Oc­to­ber sev­eral months af­ter they got en­gaged, and her late ex Mac Miller, who died in Septem­ber.

“I know you hear me when I cry,” she sings. “I try to hold it in at night.”

The song con­tin­ues, “Look at the cards that we’ve been dealt / If you were any­body else / Prob­a­bly wouldn’t last a day.”

Grande tweeted last month that the song is 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.”

The 25-year-old singer names David­son in her song “thank u, next” _ re­leased in Novem­ber _ and sings she’s “so thank­ful” for him. She also refers to Miller as an “an­gel” in that song.

The new album fea­tures 12 songs, in­clud­ing “thank u, next” and her lat­est sin­gle “7 Rings.”

It comes just six months af­ter her pre­vi­ous album, “Sweet­ener.”

Grande also re­leased a sur­prise mu­sic video on Fri­day for “Break Up with Your Girl­friend, I’m Bored,” the fi­nal song on her new album. The video stars “Riverdale” ac­tor Charles Mel­ton as the man she’s try­ing to win over.

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