During an interview on Friday, Ariana Grande began to cry while discussing writing brand-new music after the bombing of her concert in Manchester, England in May 2017.
“the idea’s just about being there for each different as well as also helping each different through scary times as well as also anxiety,” the 25-year-old singer told Beats 1’s Ebro Darden about her brand-new song “Get Well Soon.” “You know, there’s some dark sh*t out there, man. as well as also we just have to be there for each different as much as we can. Because you never f**king know, you know. So, I wanted to do something to make people feel not bad as well as also less alone.”
Grande also clarified which the brand-new track isn’t just about the tragedy which struck her tour. the idea’s also about everyday struggles which people face, such as mental illness.
“the idea’s also about personal demons as well as also anxiety as well as also more intimate tragedies as well,” she explained through tears. “Mental health will be so important. People don’t pay enough mind to the idea because we have things to do. We have schedules, jobs, kids, places to be, pressures to fit in, Instagram Stories — whatever the f**k, facade you’re trying to put on, trying to keep up. People don’t pay attention to what’s happening inside. which’s why I felt the idea was important.”
On “Get Well Soon,” the acclaimed vocalist makes a plea to people everywhere to take care of themselves as well as also lean on others during difficult times. After the song ends, there are forty seconds of silence, generating the song 5 minutes as well as also twenty-two seconds long, honoring the people who were killed outside her concert on May 22, 2017.
“We see This specific sh*t on the news. [as well as also] you feel bad, you tweet [about] the idea, you post a picture, you send your condolences, you say something as well as also then you move on,” she said of the way people process massive tragedies which have become all too common. “[although] people are permanently affected by This specific sh*t.”
She also explained which she wanted to use her brand-new album Sweetener, particularly “Get Well Soon,” in order to urge kindness as well as also understanding coming from her fans when facing trying moments.
“I just wanted to give people a hug musically,” she added when talking about the song. “I feel like the can be kind of corny when I talk about wanting to hug you as well as also stuff, although I truly do… People gotta be nicer.”
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