Ariana Grande released a song, and it’s inspired by the lessons she’s learned from her past relationships.
On Saturday night, the singer dropped a brand new track titled “Thank U, Next” shortly before ex Pete Davidson opened up about their breakup on “Saturday Night Live.”
Prior to its release, Grande tweeted that her music would be the start of a “new chapter,” characterized by “gratitude, growth, embracing our path bumps n all.” “Thank U, Next” is also the titular track of her upcoming album.is also the titular track of her upcoming album.
The 25-year-old singer immediately jumps into the song by referencing four of her previous exes: Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller, and Davidson.
“Thought I’d end up with Sean, but he wasn’t a match,” she says of the rapper, who she dated from 2014 to 2015. Big Sean’s vocals also appeared in the background of her song 2014 “Problem.”
Grande then mentions her former backup dancer Alvarez, who she was in a relationship with from mid 2015 to July 2016. Fans might also recall that Alvarez was dating the singer during her infamous donut licking controversy.
“Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh,” she sings.”
Talking about her most recent engagement to “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson (which was called off in October), Grande says: “Even almost got married / And for Pete, I’m so thankful.”
Over the course of their whirlwind engagement, the pair didn’t hold back from red carpet PDA and matching tattoos. Grande also dedicated a song to the comedian on her recent album, “Sweetener.”