On her continued quest for pop music domination, Ariana Grande has teamed up with MTV to release select songs off her upcoming new album, My Everything. Unfortunately, it’s not everything off the album but the sample has us pulling our hair back into high ponies in excitement.
You can listen to the sample pack of songs below. Here’s what’s on the menu: “Love Me Harder,” featuring The Weeknd; “Be My Baby” with Cashmere Cat; “A Little Bit of Your Heart,” which was penned by the one and only Harry Styles; and finally the drum-heavy “Why Try.”
That’s four songs to play on repeat until My Everything officially drops on August 25 and what a quartet it is! Between the sexy '80s vibe of “Love Me Harder” and the soulful track from One Direction’s Harry, we can hardly wait to hear more from this new, more mature Ariana.
To give you a sense of how far this former Nickelodeon star has come in just one short year, let’s compare the lyrics from her track “Honeymoon Avenue” off 2013’s Yours Truly and new song “Love Me Harder.”
That’d be “Hey, what happened to the butterflies? / Guess they encountered that stop sign” versus “I’ll take the pleasure, take it with the pain / And if in the moment, I bite my lip / Baby in that moment you know this is something.”
Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.
Tune in below and then tell us what you make of the songs. Do you have a favorite?