Ariana Grande opened up about the process of making her upcoming new album titled Sweetener and it looks like she really poured her heart out in it! The singer is on the cover of Fader’s latest issue, and inside the pages of the publication, she also talks about the tragic bombing at her Manchester concert that made many victims.
That being said, Ariana revealed that the horrible terrorist attack affected and influenced her music a lot.
‘I have always been just like a shiny, singing, 5-6-7- 8, sexy-dance…sexy thing. But now it is like, ‘OK … issa bop — but issa message. Issa bop but also has chunks of my soul in it. Here you go,’ she explained.
The star also went on to share that while working on the new music ‘I cried 10 hundred times in the session writing it for you. Here’s my bleeding heart, and here’s a trap beat behind it.’ There is definitely some crying-on the-dance-floor stuff on this one.’
Ariana was as candid as she could about the emotions she felt in the recording studio.
‘I have never been this vulnerable to myself. I feel like I almost graduated. I feel like for a very long time the songs were great, but they were not songs that made me feel something the way these songs do.’
A year after the attack, Grande confessed she hasn’t healed completely.
‘I guess I thought that with time, and therapy, and writing, and pouring my heart out, and talking to my friends and family it would be easier to talk about, but it is still so hard to find the words.’
The star is maturing and is letting her emotions run free.
‘I just started tearing up – tears of gratitude because of perspective, because of growth, opening up and finding the ground again because of music, friends, and love. I was overwhelmed by how simple it can be if you let it,’ the singer explained.