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LH SONG REVIEW: Yes, And?

Pop princess Ariana Grande has returned with ‘yes, and?’
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Claire Hartwig

Since her 6th studio album, Positions, was released in 2021, pop star Ariana Grande has kept fans desperate for more music. After speculation that she might be done with music forever, Grande released her new single yes, and? this January and announced that her 7th studio album, eternal sunshine, is to be released on March 8. 

The airy pop track yes, and? is about Grande being done with letting critics dictate her life. The music video for the song further amplifies this message, as she invites a group of skeptics to watch her perform a choreographed dance number of the song. In the end, a few of the spectators become so entranced by the performance that they get up to join her. The lyrics of the song exemplify the theme even further, with lyrics like: “Now I’m so done with caring/What you think, no, I won’t hide” and “Your business is yours and mine is mine/Why do you care so much whose **** I ride?” 

The track accumulated a large amount of attention due to the fact that this is Grande’s first new release in years. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her 8th song and 6th song debut to achieve this milestone. The song also garnered attention on TikTok for its straightforward lyrics. After taking such a long break from making music, there was no way of predicting how the song would perform. Thankfully for Grande, the song is a hit and has added a whole new level of anticipation for her upcoming album.

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