“Thank U, Next” Is The Song We All Need Right Now
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Ariana Grande has had a few rough years: last year, her concert was the site of the Manchester suicide bombing attack, and more recently, she ended a very quick engagement to Pete Davidson and lost her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller to a drug overdose. She makes daily news and just can’t seem to catch a break. And yet, with each tragedy, she is still able to come back to the public with a message of positivity and empowerment for her fans.
Her buzzed about new song, “Thank U, Next” showcases some of Ariana’s best qualities: her resilience and her class. In the first verse, she graciously thanks all her most famous exes for teaching her love and patience (and even let some of them hear the song before it was officially released to the public). However, now she’s in a new relationship—with herself. She notes her own strength, and how much she has had to endure, with the lyrics, “She taught me love/She taught me patience/How she handles pain/That s**t’s amazing.”
What an empowering message: be grateful for how your relationships have shaped you and then focus on self-love and the future. It’s impossible not to be amazed by how Grande has been able to come back from so many personal tragedies with so much grace and how she is able to channel it into her music.
Personally, I really enjoy Ariana’s latest album, Sweetener, and am looking forward to the “Breathin’” music video, but I think “Thank U, Next” surpasses everything she’s done so far. So, Ariana, thank U!
Posted by Maya