Ariana Grande reveals why ‘Yes, And?’ was lead single of her upcoming album

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On Tuesday, in a new video doing rounds on the internet, the “God is a woman” singer talked about her decision to select, ‘Yes, And?’, as the debut single of her very awaited album Eternal Sunshine, which happens to be her seventh studio album and is set to release on March 8th.

In the clip, Grande also appears to be giving a sneak peek of her upcoming music to her label, Republic Records, with the main focus on “Yes, And?”, while various other songs are playing.  “Maybe try listening pretending you haven’t heard the rest,” she said to her team, talking about the song. “But the reason why I kinda liked [‘Yes, And?’] … it’s an all-encompassing, like, ‘What the f—?’” she further added before saying, “Like, why aren’t we all thinking with the cap of, ‘Everyone’s tired, everyone is healing from someone or something that you can’t see on the surface.’ Everyone is feeling that. That’s why I kind of liked [‘Yes, And?’] as a, ‘We’re coming back.’”

She gave a few other instructions to her team about the lead song of her first album since “Positions,” which was released on October 30, 2020, saying “Pretend you don’t know the rest. Pretend it’s been three years since Positions. And pretend this is, you’ve been, like, seeing me in a f—ing blonde wig on the Daily Mail for the past year.”

“I think I kind of like that being first because it’s a surprise, but also because it gives us a lot of a place to go,” she further added before talking about her 2018 song ‘Thank U, Next,’ which commented on her breakup with ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson, along with her previous relationships involving Big Sean, dancer Ricky Alvarez, and the late Mac Miller, saying that “It’s kind of like the ‘Thank U, Next’ formula, if you will, ‘cause it’s like, ‘Thank U, Next’ came first because it had to.”

“Yes, And?” is where the star talks about what people are saying about how she looks, her breakup with her ex-husband Dalton Gomez, and her new relationship with Ethan Slater from Wicked.


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Grande released a new version of the song last week which was a Mariah Carey version. The moment was a great one for the fans as Grande is known for her dreamy pop songs and high-pitched singing and has been compared to Mariah Carey since she started making music in 2013. Now, after many years, they’ve come together for a remix of this song.