Whilst ‘thank u, next’ continues to dominate charts across the globe, Ariana Grande has unveiled a brand new track called ‘Imagine’.
Produced by Happy Perez, JProof, and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, ‘Imagine’ is a dreamy ballad which sees Ariana reflect on an idyllic relationship, which is sadly no longer attainable. Whilst ‘thank u, next’ was a self-empowering offering, ‘Imagine’ allows the songstress to share her vulnerability when it comes to falling in love.
“Imagine a world like that / imagine a world like that / we go like up ’til I’m ‘sleep on your chest / love how my face fits so good in your neck / why can’t you imagine a world like that?” Ariana questions, whilst delivering a stunning vocal throughout.
Describing the song on social media earlier in the week, Ariana said: “But for those of you asking about imagine: I would say if ‘thank u, next’ = acceptance… ‘imagine’ = denial. hope that makes sense.”
She also said that ‘Imagine’ balances the energy between ‘thank u, next’ and another album track called ‘Seven Rings’ as they both showcase Ariana at her most confident, whereas ‘Imagine’ exposes the songstress’ insecurities.
Take a listen to ‘Imagine’ below.
Alongside the release of ‘Imagine’, Ariana has also announced European dates for her Sweetener World Tour. The tour will begin in London on August 17, 2019, and at present will finish in Zurich on October 13.
Posting on Instagram, Ariana acknowledged that there was no Manchester date as of yet however, she reassured fans that a special show was in the works but that more time was needed to arrange things before a date could be announced.
European Sweetener Tour Dates
17 August – O2 Arena, London
23 August – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
27 August – AccorHorels Arena, Paris
30 August – Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Antwerpen
1 September – Lanxess Arena, Köln
3 September – Stadthalle, Vienna
5 September – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
8 September – O2 Arena, Praha 9, Czech Republic
9 September – Tauron Arena, Krakow
14 September – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
17 September – The SSE Arena, Glasgow
19 September – FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
22 September – 3Arena, Dublin
1 October – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
3 October – Telenor Arena, Oslo
5 October – Hartwall Arena, HKI, Finland
7 October – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
10 October – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
13 October – Hallenstadion, Zurich
Full details are available on Ariana’s website.