”I feel like my heart is stuck in bumper to bumper traffic” sings one of my biggest inspirations of all time, the twenty-year-old Ariana Grande. This line comes from ”Honeymoon Avenue”, a song she wrote when she and her long time boyfriend Jai Brooke broke-up last year. ”Can’t we go back to the way it was? When we were on honeymoon avenue?”
Honeymoon avenue is only one of the thirteen tracks on her debut album ”Yours Truly” released on September 3rd this year. “The first half is kind of a throwback to the R&B music of the 1990s, and the second half is very unique and very special that I’ve sort of written” says Ari. ”It was previously called Daydreamin’, but I wanted to call it Yours Truly because I felt like I was signing a love letter.”
Yours Truly is one of the best new albums out there in my opinion. Ariana’s vocal chords are beyond believe, and by a lot compared to Mariah Carey. To me, she’s better. Ariana hits all the whistle notes with ease, way cleaner and more pure live, then Carey every could. Beside, her genre mix of R&B, Soul, Dance and (Bubblegum)Pop is so unique, that it appeals to very much anyone. For example my favorite song of the album ”Piano”, it’s a dancy, catchy tune with a underlined meaning that it’s easy to do like everybody else is doing, but that it’s truly difficult to do something unique and extraordinary.
Ariana is super ambitious and hard working, and it is no shock that she reached her goal, Yours Truly debuted at #1.
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