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REVIEW: Grande brings ‘eternal sunshine’

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On March 8, Ariana Grande released her long awaited 7th studio album, “eternal sunshine.”

After the success of “Positions” in 2020, Ariana Grande fans have long awaited her next release. On March 8, Grande did not disappoint with her seventh studio album, “eternal sunshine.” 

Much like her past albums, Grande’s newest collection is all upbeat pop with fun lyrics. Starting off strong with “intro (end of the world),” this short track sets the chill tone for the rest of the album. With most songs being dedicated to Grande’s current and past love interests, there seems to be one common theme that runs through the collection: Grande’s ex, Mac Miller, who died in 2018. Nearly half of the tunes discuss an ex she loved unconditionally and still has a lot of appreciation for. Alongside this, the title of the album, “eternal sunshine,” references the late rapper’s favorite movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” 


The more upbeat songs from the record, “bye,” “the boy is mine” and “yes, and?” give the collection a fun vibe that the more relaxed songs seem to lack. The first single released, “yes, and?” has not failed to top the charts and take over radio stations across the country. 

On the other hand, Grande’s slower tracks, “don’t wanna break up again,” “eternal sunshine,” “supernatural,” “true story,” “we can’t be friends (wait for your love),” “i wish i hated you” and “imperfect for you,” lyrically and vocally carry the album. Grande melts listeners’ hearts in her final track “ordinary things.” This song features her beloved Nonna, who has become the oldest singer to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at age 98. 

Overall, “eternal sunshine” exceeded fans expectations exponentially. From Grande’s impressive vocals to the energy of her music, her album is destined to be a crowd favorite.

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Sophia Nicholls
Sophia Nicholls, Arts & Culture Editor
Sophia Nicholls is a 2023-2024 Senior Chief Arts and Culture Editor for the Wessex Wire. She likes to spend time with her friends and family. Her favorite artist’s are Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, and her favorite show is “Pretty Little Liars”.
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