Ariana Grande is back with a new song off her forthcoming album, thank u, next. “7 rings” is Grande’s statement on retail therapy as a way of healing, paralleling from “thank u, next”’s way of being grateful to healing. A stark departure from the rest of Grande’s body of work is showcased in this single, and in this post, we weigh in on the song and the music video.
There is a lot to be excited about in terms of the music industry in 2019, with the many exciting artists announcing new albums. In this article, we will feature ten of these anticipated albums made by women musicians—senior and newcomer, mainstream and sidestream, with a fixed release date and some unknown ones.
It is pretty rare to see an artist address the connection between their art and their personal life directly, especially in the context of pop music. Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” is an answer to that phenomenon, where she utilizes her musical platform as being both a slap in the face for celebrity worship culture and, most importantly, an anthem of self-love