Ariana Grande | thank u, next | Single Review
Ariana Grande’s first number one single in the United States, “thank u, next,” grabs listeners and leads them into a celebration of love, loss, and growth. Grande’s new, smoother sound pairs effortlessly with her powerful message of reflection on past relationships. This single, with a simple beat, came at a transitional time in Grande’s career after she and her now ex-fiancée, Pete Davidson, broke up and other ex, Mac Miller, passed. Her song offers voice to the appreciation one can have for their exes as well as the personal growth and self-love people can gain from heartbreak. “thank u, next” ushers in a new era for Grande and is one a wide range of listeners can listen to.