Ariana Grande Reveals New Song ‘Get Well Soon’ Was Inspired by Anxiety Attack
Ariana Grande appears on the cover of FADER's summer 2018 issue, in which she details how experiencing an anxiety attack inspired one of the songs on her upcoming album, Sweetener.
On a track called "Get Well Soon," which FADER describes as a song "backed by piano, some bells, and a thousand refractions of her gorgeous voice," Grande sings about finding stability after an episode: "Girl what's wrong with you? / Come back down."
Opening up about the song, the pop star revealed that she played "Get Well Soon" for a handful of fans before sending the track to her label.
"The thing that makes me feel OK with opening up and finally allowing myself to be vulnerable is that I know [my fans] feel the same feelings. I’ve talked to them about it. I have fans that have become friends of mine," she said. "I have their numbers, and we talk all the time. I played [the song] for them before I played it for my label. They were like, ‘Thank you,’ when they heard that one. It was so scary to do that, but to see them be like, ‘I get it, I feel that too.'"
The singer also added that Sweetener will include some "crying-on-the-dancefloor stuff" that will go deeper, emotionally, than previous music.
"I’ve always just been like a shiny, singing, 5-6-7-8, sexy-dance…sexy thing. But now it’s like, 'OK … issa bop — but issa message. Issa bop but also has chunks of my soul in it. Here you go. Also, I cried 10 hundred times in the session writing it for you. Here is my bleeding heart, and here is a trap beat behind it,'" Grande explained.
Sweetener is out this summer. Grande's next single will be "The Light Is Coming" featuring Nicki Minaj.