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Ariana Grande Honors Manchester with More Than Just New Song’s Lyrics

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In just 10 short days, Ariana Grande‘s sixth studio album, Sweetener, will be released for our listening pleasure. We’ve already gotten bops like “God is a Woman” and “The Light is Coming,” but there’s one song in particular that we’re super excited to hear — “Get Well Soon.”

The final tune on the album, which was created with friend Pharrell Williams, is about the anxiety the 25-year-old felt following the Manchester terrorist attack that killed 22 people and injured hundreds more in May 2017.

She told a fan, “Isss ab my anxiety. i felt like i was floating for like 3 months last year & not in a nice way. like i outside my body? was v scary and i couldn’t breathe well. so it’s ab that. & lots of voices in my head singin. i hope it comforts ppl who hear it pls.”

But Ari isn’t just paying tribute to those who were affected by the bombing with the song’s lyrics and/or melody — she took it a step further and actually made sure “Get Well Soon” runs for 5 minutes and 22 seconds to coincide with the date of the attack, May 22 (5/22).

ELLE magazine describes “GWS” as “a veritable mille-feuille of vocal arrangement, stacking layers upon layers of Ariana’s voice until she lands, wholly, right-side-up.”

How are we gonna make it for 10 more days?!

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