“I wanted to introduce the music to my fans in an intimate, exciting way, and so they’ll be seeing me perform it live before it’s even out,” Grande told Ryan Seacrest in an interview leading up to the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party.
In addition to Iggy Azalea (“Problem”) and Zedd (“Break Free”), Grande’s forthcoming album will also feature rapper Big Sean on the track “Best Mistake.”
“That’s one of my favorites on the album,” Grande tells Seacrest of “Best Mistake,” referring to Big Sean as one of her best friends.
Grande has also released a snippet of her new music video for the Zedd-produced song “Break Free,” which premieres on July 2. Grande says the video was inspired by classic films like “Star Wars” and “Barbarella.”
Ariana Grande's 'Break Free': Watch Zedd Discuss The New Single
“It’s more throwback, campy,” she says.
Zedd recently spoke to Billboard about "Break Free" and how he came to work the Grande. Watch the video below.