American singer-songwriter Ariana Grande has released her new music single ‘Yes, And?’ on Friday.
Drawing inspiration from the dance-pop production of the late ’80s, the infectious track is elevated by Grande’s unwavering confidence and self-assuredness.
She encourages listeners to confidently assert themselves, advocating for self-empowerment with phrases like “Say that confidently and boldly, and be your own best advocate,” showcasing a lead-by-example approach.
The overarching message is unmistakable: she has observed the comments, and she is not tolerating any negativity from anyone.
“I’m so done with caring what you think, no I won’t hide underneath your own projections or change my most authentic life,” she sings in a soft and syrupy sweet tone, evoking a “kill ’em with kindness” energy.
And later, during a spoken word interlude, Ari even declares: “Your energy is yours and mine is mine…don’t comment on my body, do not reply.”
Even though her message is assertive, the lively and nostalgic production is more relaxed, emphasizing Grande’s easygoing and carefree demeanor. Created and produced by the pop star in collaboration with Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh, and recorded in New York City, the energetic and invigorating chorus is perfect for the dancefloor.
There are even elements reminiscent of Madonna’s “Vogue,” possibly hinting at the album’s overall musical style.
On Thursday, January 11, Grande unveiled a preview of the music video for the song. The teaser commenced with a hand holding a red card bearing the inscription “AG7” on one side. The reverse side of the card conveyed the message: “Your presence has been exclusively requested.”
In 2023, Grande delighted fans by releasing a remix of The Weeknd’s song “Die For You,” which achieved the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Her most recent original composition is “Just Look Up,” a collaboration with Kid Cudi featured in the soundtrack of the Netflix movie “Don’t Look Up,” released in December 2021.