Women in Music 2016

Ariana Grande Says 'Focus' Doesn't Sound Anything Like the Rest of 'Moonlight'

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Ariana Grande performs at NYC Pride's Dance On The Pier at Pier 26 in New York.

Ariana Grande's "Focus" dropped last week -- the first single off her highly-anticipated album Moonlight. While there aren't any chart details yet (since the song is so new), critical response, at least, was slightly less than glowing.

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In a new interview with U.K. station KISS, though, she says the song is something of an outlier on the album. “That’s why I put ‘Focus’ first, because it’s the only one that sort of sounds like that,” she said. "I’ve been putting little snippets on my Snapchat here and there of a couple things, but I can’t say [more] yet because it’s not done."

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Finishing the album is Grande's number one priority, now that her Honeymoon tour has wrapped up. "I’m excited for the next couple of months to not only finish [Moonlight] but to have actual undivided time where I can really just focus on the music," she told the station. "I’m really happy with what we’ve done so far, but I just feel like once I finally get the time to really dedicate myself 100 percent, I’m going to maybe outdo what we’ve already done. Maybe."

Watch the full interview below:

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