How Ariana Grande threw her character pop to become a dangerous woman

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Each Ariana Grande The album cover features a photo of the singer, each one capturing the intention behind the launch. In Dangerous Woman, she projected youthful joy with your ponytail, although his mask bunny black latex hinted at something more provocative beneath the surface of the gum. It was clear that the third album of study of Big would show you the side more sensual of the singer while he farmed his ability to interpret any style or sound with results transformers.

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Launched on the 20th of may 2016, Dangerous Woman resumed from where My Everything had been left behind, offering the most hits of dance that filled the floor and away from most of their early years filled with ballads.

On the backing track of “I don’t know”, Grande sings: “The girl you see in photographs is only a part of who I am.” Only with your title, Dangerous Woman promised to show a new maturity in the art of Large. Sonically, the album promoted that mission, enhancing the elements of retro R&B of their first two albums, Yours Truly and My Everything, while exploring more soundscapes of electro-pop that would shape his future career.

Enter in new territory dangerous

The era of Dangerous Woman began with the promotional single ‘Focus’, which was in October of 2015. While ‘Focus’ presented the same positive energy and driven by the speakers of the great success of 2014 ‘Problem’ of Large, also produced the first single official of album , such as Large instructed coquettishly listeners to “focus on me”.

Emerging after five months, the main song of the album found a Large dabbling in a territory more and more melancholic than the pop sparkling “Focus”. Power for an electric guitar, the singer yells climate: “Something about you makes me feel like a dangerous woman!” throughout the track. We knew we could offer singalongs of the size of an arena, and this slow jam has channeled all the great ballads of the power of the 80 with a hook that promised: “All the girls want to be well / bad girls below, as well”.

On the other side of the spectrum, “Be Alright” offered a marked contrast with the slow tempo and the sensuality of “Dangerous Woman”. When you immerse yourself in the sound of the house deep Chicago, the simple celebration of Big was adopted as the anthem for the LGBTQ community.

Embracing co-workers

A month later, would embark on the new course that captures …R & B had been presented at the music conventional, releasing the hypnotic “Let Me Love You”, with little Wayne. This paved the way for the perfection dance-pop of “Into You”, which pointed out that Large was ready to storm the summer of 2016.

With a declaration of love that revolved around lines under the EDM, “Into You” is Great, and the creator of hits, Max Martin at his best. It contained all the hallmarks of a classic. worm ear with the breathable falsetto of Large floating on the thick beats. Large ended up the simple advance of the album with the funk of pop-up retro-pop of “Greedy”, a song given away with pre-orders digital and presenting a chorus of his lush voice over a bass line polished.

Dangerous Woman begins with the ballad-swing doo-wop “Moonlight” by aligning itself closely with the sound that you experienced on Yours Truly. In the deep-cut “Leave Me Lonely”, brought to Macy Gray back in the public eye, this last delivering expertly Nina Simone plays that fit with the nature of the dramatic song.

A transition mature

Following the premise of the album, Grande premiered his hymn, “adult”, “Side To Side”, with the help of the queen’s most daring hip-hop, Nicki Minaj. As many former child stars turned into divas of pop in front of her, Large, drifted consciously into its phase of “adult”, while at the same time leaving aside all the usual clichés that accompanied the territory.

One of the best collaborations of pop and hip-hop of the decade, “Side To Side” capitalized on the trend dancehall of the timewith puzzles of reggae and a lot of sexual innuendo are included in the images campy fashion fitness SoulCycle. Just when Olivia Newton-John made her “talk-body” in the iconic “Let’s Get Physical” music videoThe duo of cardio and Big Minaj came to the top of the charts, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Large continued to “Side To Side” with another collaborative effort in the “All days” attended by the future. As pop influenced by the traps began to gain more traction in the mainstream, “Everyday” helped to push their domain, paving the way for the inclinations of trap in it later albums Sweetener, and thank you, then.

To evolve the formula pop

A large part of Dangerous Woman sees a Great fun playing with tempos, genres, and time changes. ‘I Don’t Care’ found by embracing the R&B orchestral to forget a lost love, ‘sometimes’ is an adventure in a pop acoustic (a rarity for Large), and ‘Bad Decision’, ‘Touch It’, ‘Knew Better / Forever Boy ‘and’ Thinking Bout You ‘rely on the powerful pipes of Large and the production of pop synth EDM.

With their third album, Ariana Grande has found success in the evolution of the formula pop that he had already established, while he ventured in uncharted territory and most avant-garde. The bet paid off, with a Dangerous Woman debuting in the no. ° 2 in the lists Billboard 200 and achieving his first album n. No. 1 in the Uk. It was clear that the queen of pop upward just begun.

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