Ariana Grande unveiled her new album Positions on Friday (Oct. 30), and fans are losing it over the LP’s sensual fusion of pop and R&B, orchestral arrangements and throwback ’90s vibes.
“She really did create her own sound… forget r&b and pop, the genre really is just ariana grande,” one fan declared of the album’s sound, while another fan account was blown away by Ari’s sky-high vocal gymnastics that permeate the 14 tracks, writing, “Cannot believe ariana is singing entire sentences in her whistle register… literally didn’t even know that was possible?! wtf.”
Many fans were also quick to praise stunning album closer “POV” as a clear frontrunner for fan-favorite cut on the studio set.
“The new #POSITIONS album, by #ArianaGrande is GREAT, but… ‘pov’ ?!?! That’s a OTHER LEVEL,” one proclaimed of the ballad on Twitter, while another summed up their feelings this way: “Ariana Grande…keep doing what you’re doing because what you did with POV was…that WAS A MASTERPIECE.”
Led by its flirty title track and its White House fantasy of a music video, Positions follows 2019’s Thank U, Next as the singer’s first album in more than 18 months, as well as her first since wrapping her record-breaking Sweetener World Tour in December of last year.
Check out some of the best fan reactions to Positions below.
she really did create her own sound… forget r&b and pop, the genre really is just ariana grande
— inara (@elegantbreathin) October 30, 2020
cannot believe ariana is singing entire sentences in her whistle register… literally didn’t even know that was possible?! wtf 😭 #positions
— Ariana Grande Today (@ArianaToday) October 30, 2020
— rapi 🍾 (@rapimenghunter) October 30, 2020
This is how this new Ariana grande album got me feeling pic.twitter.com/U6UcYBvSAM
— Frank Ocean stan account (@Orphic_Being) October 30, 2020
— Marcia Marcia Marcia (@marrtyshmarrty) October 30, 2020
— 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗶𝗲® (@itts3lyas) October 30, 2020
— DES 🥠 (@callmedesx) October 30, 2020
ppl with taste be like:
2:03 ━━━━━━❍── 2:30
↻ ⊲ Ⅱ ⊳ ↺ volume:▁▂▃▄▅▆▇100%
— dev ᴺᴹ (@iambuterastann) October 30, 2020