Ariana Grande Breaks Down While Talking About New Manchester Tribute Song 'Get Well Soon': Watch
"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."
"It's also about personal demons and anxiety and more intimate tragedies as well," she continued. "Mental health is so important. People don't pay enough mind to it because we have things to do. We have schedules; we have jobs; we have kids and places to be, pressure to fit in, Instagram stories, whatever f--king façade trying to keep up. People don't pay attention to what's happening inside."
She paused, apologizing for "falling apart" and brushed away more tears. "It's why I felt like it was important to give people a hug, musically."
Watch Grande's chat with Ebro below.