thank u, next
- by: Ariana Grande
- year: 2018
Ariana Grande is on to the next one.
Less than three months after dropping her album Sweetener, the pop powerhouse is back and getting personal on her new song "thank u, next." Over the upbeat instrumental, she addresses her high-profile relationships with Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller, and her former fiancé Pete Davidson.
"Thought I'd end up with Sean / But he wasn't a match," she sings on the Victoria Monét-penned track. "Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh / Even almost got married / And for Pete I'm so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / 'Cause he was an angel."
But instead of being bitter, she's grateful to her exes for what they taught her. "One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I'm so amazing," she sings.