Ariana Grande recorded her 2019 Thank U Later
album following a grueling stretch that included a terrorist attack at her concert
, the death of former boyfriend Mac Miller, and the public end of her engagement to comedian Pete Davidson. Not surprisingly, that record found her focusing primarily on dealing with personal baggage.
Her follow-up album, Positions
, finds Grande stepping into a new era where time has healed her and she can focus her energy on other matters. She opens the record with this baroque affair where she immediately changes the tone.How you been spending your time?
How you be using your tongue?
You be so worried 'bout mine
Grande is brushing off her trolls, urging them to stop intruding into her private affairs. She dismisses those who presume to know all about her, telling them to get a life of their own. Such confidence and strength are themes throughout the record.