Ariana Grande is preparing to release a track with a focus on her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died this year of an unintentional drug overdose.
Speaking to Billboard’s Natalie Weiner, the Thank U, Next gun was open about her career progression and the defining moments which have led the 25-year-old singer this phase of her life. Of course, that includes her first musical collaboration with Miller.
Discussing The Way, her 2013 team-up with the rapper, Grande said “I was like, ‘Oh, wow, I’m onto something here’… It felt like, ‘I should do this forever.’”
Weiner said she later realised that a work-in-progress track Grande played for her in the studio – one of many described as “aesthetically more adventurous than anything she has ever released” – is very much about Miller.
Grande, who Billboard Magazine named their Woman Of The Year, also gave a clear insight into how the tumultuous events of the past two years have shaded her experiences and musical output.
“I guess there’s not much I’m afraid of anymore,” she said, adding “When life tries you with such serious shit so many times, your priorities change.
“I don’t give a shit. I just want to be happy and healthy –one day – and make music.”
You can read the full chat, which adds some extra details about when you can expect to hear more new music (hint: literally whenever), right HERE.