September 23, 2015


Ariana Grande Is Way Too Happy to Write a Breakup Song RIght Now

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Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Ariana Grande ex Big Sean may have recorded a scalding sendoff of his prior ex, Naya Rivera, in "I Don't Fuck With You," but don't think that means Grande will be doing the same to Sean on her next album.

The new issue of V includes an interview with Grande about Scream Queens, on which she is a guest star,as well as her new album, tentatively titled Moonlight. (Scream Queens cocreator Ryan Murphy conducted the interview.) Things are just fine for Ari right now, she said, so why re-salt a healing wound? Here's what she had to say:

"I’ve been feeling a lot more empowered, and grown up, and independent. I think that’s part of the reason I didn’t want to make a pissed-off breakup song. I was not focused on that. Everything is nice and great right now…why would I write about some bullshit? I’d rather write about some really lovely things that are going on.”

What kind of lovely things? Not much is known for now, though lead single "Focus" is scheduled for release at the end of next month, October 30 to be exact. It's also more personal than anything she's done:  "Moonlight is very honest and very special to me," she said. "I feel like this is the most personal music I’ve made, by far. I’m very proud of it and I’m very excited. It’s scary…it’s vulnerable and kind of terrifying."

When it does drop, whether that's by the end of this year or sometime next year, the album will be the follow-up to 2014's My Everything, which became Grande's second No. 1 album in as many tries. For everything else we've got on Moonlighthead right here.