Six Thirty

Album: Positions (2020)
Charted: 63

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Ariana Grande uses a series of metaphors to question how committed her lover is to their relationship.

    Are you down
    Down like six thirty


    When a clock face shows the time to be 6:30, both hands are pointing downward.

    Down like sunsets

    The sun goes down during a sunset. Maybe this song is set in early October when the sun sets in LA at 6.30 p.m.

    Down like my head on your chest

    Grande used a similar line on her 2019 song "Imagine."
  • Grande teased this song during the music video for "Positions" by featuring various scenes in the United States presidential office where a clock is set at 6:30.
  • Grande wrote many of the Positions tracks about her relationship with real estate agent Dalton Gomez, but this one may be inspired, at least in part, by one of her previous boyfriends, Mac Miller. The late rapper recorded an unreleased track titled "6:30," which was leaked on December 3, 2019.
  • Grande wrote the song with Priscilla Renea. The pair also collaborated on another Positions track, "Just Like Magic," as well as the aforementioned "Imagine."
  • Grande's go-to producers Tommy "TBHits" Brown and Mr. Franks came up with the ethereal beat. Shea Taylor (Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)"), and Nami (Grande's "Nasty") supplied additional production.

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