Prepare yourselves guys because Ariana Grande has finally announced her much-anticipated fifth studio album and we’ve got all the deets. And get this — the album is actually coming much sooner than we all thought! Drum roll please… The new LP, titled “Thank U, Next,” will hit stands on February 8, 2019! Yep, you heard us right. That means we’re only two weeks away from getting a ton of new songs from the singer! SCREAMING.
The 25-year-old shared the track list on her Instagram on Thursday, January 22, 2019, and we’re freaking out. The album is going to be 12 songs long, and includes tracks titled “Bloodline,” “Ghostin'” and “Fake Smile” — just to name a few. We’re especially curious about the one called “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.”
As fans of the songstress know, three of the tracks have already been released — “Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings” and “Imagine” — so that means we’re getting nine new ones. And based on the fact that we cannot stop listening to the songs that are already out, we know that the album is going to be seriously epic.
The songstress even shared the album cover on Twitter, and we’re truly shook. “This is my fav album cover I think,” she wrote on Twitter. “Brian painted me. Fredo shot me. made with true, deep friendship and love. Just like this music.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 23, 2019
While “Imagine” is reportedly about her ex Mac Miller, “Thank U, Next,” and “7 Rings” are both songs about female empowerment, so a lot of fans are thinking that not needing a man might be one of the central themes of the album, and we are so here for it.
And get this, there might even be a Harry Styles collab on the album. Fans became convinced that the two stars were working together after the One Direction member followed the “Thank U, Next” singer on Instagram on January 19, 2019. Now, we know you may be thinking, how does a follow on social media link to making a song together?
Well, remember Harry’s November 2018 i-D interview with Timothée Chalamet? What you may not recall is that before fans even knew the interview was happening in the first place, the 24-year-old followed the Call Me By Your Name actor on Instagram. So he’s definitely got a track record for following stars that he’s working with. Not to mention the fact that Harry hadn’t been active on the app since July of 2018. Hmm…
Guess we’re just going to have to wait and see. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too long! Start your countdowns people — t-minus 16 days until “Thank U, Next” drops!
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