Ariana Grande’s Sweetest Album Yet

Image Courtesy Amazon

Image Courtesy Amazon

By Maddie Barrett

Ariana Grande’s album, “Sweetener”, released on August 17 is literally music to listeners’ ears, but this album is something much bigger than her usual pop-oriented ballads.

She begins the album with a 36 second introduction called “raindrops (an angel cried)” that sets the tone for the album. She’s speaking her mind about  being herself; she isn’t afraid to admit that off the bat.

With features from big names such as Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott, Grande isn’t playing around. This is her biggest album yet and she wanted it to be the best.

Three songs from the album were released prior to the album release date. “The light is coming”, “God is a woman” and “No tears left to cry” have powerful messages and made fans eager to hear more.

]This album differs from her previous album from 2016, “Dangerous Woman”. Transforming from risque ballads such as “Side to Side” featuring Nicki Minaj, to more powerful messages such as her powerful song “Get well soon” paying tribute to the victims lost in the May 2017 Manchester bombing.

This is Ariana Grande’s fourth official studio album and she’s gained even more fans after releasing this album. Grande is setting records and climbing the charts weekly since “Sweetener” was released.

The anticipation for the tour and what is to come will continue to grow, and hopefully fans will be seeing more albums and iconic videos for years to come.

You can stream “Sweetener” on Apple Music, Spotify or Amazon music.