The highly anticipated music video for “thank u, next” is officially out! I was a little behind and not sure when to expect it until I heard it was noon pt today. Just a little bit after my lunch break, I took a few minutes to watch. The music video pays homage to four of my favorite early 2000 films: “Bring it On (2000),” “Legally Blonde (2001),” “Mean Girls (2004),” and “13 Going on 30 (2004).” There are even more than a handful of guest cameos in the music video as well including one member of the “Kardashian” klan.
“thank u, next” has been a hit since it debuted and the music video is likely one that will be talked about all weekend long. I had watched the behind the scenes special yesterday evening before the release and almost wish I hadn’t because I had found it to be a bit anti-climatic. That being said, the song is still my favorite and will absolutely be on my list at the end of the year for being a top 50 song. Which Ariana character best resonates with you?
SG Lewis, Bruno Major – Dreaming
Party Pupils, MAX, Ashe – Love Me For The Weekend
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
“thank u, next” is the breakup anthem we always wanted, but never had until now. At first listen, it seems like a simple tune. You feel like you’re listening to her story about her breakup(s) but aren’t really sure where to take it from here. Is this a song you can sing along to? Can choreography be put to it? A second or third listen will tell you that there’s more to this story. Trust – I’ve listened to a lot of breakup songs. Your girl has a playlist of them and when I thought I was going through a heart wrenching breakup sometime in the 2000’s, I leaned on “I Hate This Part” by The Pussycat Dolls. I didn’t know better, but I also never had better.
Ari’s relationship with herself is her focus right now just like we’ve all said that a relationship with ourself is the most important. She just said it in a more profound way.
Classixx, Panama – A Mountain With No Ending
Shawn Mendes and teddy<3 – Under Pressure
I’m loving this throwback of “Under Pressure” from Shawn Mendes and teddy<3 (formerly known as Teddy Geiger) teddy<3 has been more behind the scenes lately writing and producing even playing a large part in many of the song on Shawn’s album. The two are close friends and Shawn was there for teddy when she came out as transitioning earlier this year.
Goldford – Upside Down
Jesse McCartney – Wasted
This little bop showed up in my Spotify Release Radar Friday and I’ve been loving it ever since. Younger me saw Jesse McCartney as totally basic especially when he was on that show “Summerland.” However, I’ll never forget that he defined my high school senior year with “Leavin'” I’m all for this. He’s still got it.