As if Ariana Grande couldn't break the internet even more, the pint-sized pop star released the track list for "thank u, next." Three. Days. Early. During one of her beloved Twitter sessions, Grande announced that the album cover, track list and pre-order are all going to be released on Friday, January 25.
cover, track list, preorder friday ??? https://t.co/0xdwAvgkQB
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 21, 2019
The full track list was released on the @sweetener Instagram page. This shouldn't be a surprise, considering the singer can't keep any secrets regarding her music. The track list includes the record breaking titular single, the vocal masterpiece that is "imagine," and the highly anticipated "needy," which Grande shared a snippet of on (you guessed it!) Twitter.
tell me how good it feels to be needed pic.twitter.com/myoGc788uV
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 5, 2018
The track list also includes "NASA," a song that fans speculate could simply be about Ariana's admiration for space and astronomy, or an ode to her ex-fiancé Pete Davidson, since he wore a NASA t-shirt at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards (a.k.a their red carpet debut as a couple). Arianators also can't stop commenting about "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" for the obvious reason that it's simultaneously blunt and mysterious.
Grande's recent record-breaking single "7 Rings," which has received mixed reviews, is also featured on the track list. Rappers Soulja Boy Tell'em, 2 Chainz and Princess Nokia have spoken out against the single and its music video for its alleged unoriginality and cultural appropriation. Soulja Boy claimed that Grande's flow on the song is slightly reminiscent of his 2010 hit, "Pretty Boy Swag." 2 Chainz called out the singer for allegedly ripping off his pink trap house aesthetic and Princess Nokia stated that the lyrics "sound really familiar" to her 2016 song "Mine," about "brown women's hair." The video has received over 60 million views since its release on January 17th.
Grande also shared via Instagram stories that the album has two different covers—one each for the digital and physical versions. "It's really dark," she said. She shared that there's a "pink cover" for the digital version and a "darker cover" for the physical version.
We can't wait for Ariana Grande to break the internet once again once Thank U, Next is released next month.