"I just wanted to give people a hug, musically."
Ariana Grande's new album, Sweetener, is finally here, and it features a track that has the singer working through her own trauma while trying to offer comfort to those still reeling from their own challenges and anxiety.
In an interview with Ebro for Beats 1 (that also involved dishing about her family plans with fiancé Pete Davidson), the tears started flowing when he broached the topic of the 2017 attack at her concert in Manchester, England that killed and injured many of Grande's fans. Grande sends her love to those healing from Manchester on Sweetener track "Get Well Soon," but the song is universal, in that it's intended to offer a "musical hug" to to everyone going through a tough time.
"It's just about being there for each other and helping each other through scary times and anxiety," she explained, wiping away her tears. "There's just some dark sh-t out there, man. We just have to be there for each other as much as we can. You just never f--king know."