It’s hard not to find something likeable about Ariana Grande. From her cute outfits and lusciously long hair to the way her voice can riff – she seems like the total package for stardom. She’s claimed her part in the tabloids, from her last album My Everything, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, to her personal life and relationships that everyone wants a piece of.
We all know she can sing – much on the level of singers like Christina Aguilera – and her new album Dangerous Woman is nothing short of phenomenal. Even if you aren’t a diehard fan of hers, it’s fairly easy to find yourself grooving to at least a couple songs. This album has a kick to it – the subdued yet intense popping beats behind her smooth soft verses.
“A little bit dangerous/but baby that’s how I want it” she sings on my personal favorite off the album, “Into You” produced by Max Martin. While I admire all the songs, this one catches my attention the most. She starts off with her voice low and deep, until it slowly builds to something big and powerful. The chorus boasts waves of catchy and peppy – it’s the best song to dance to!
The power behind her voice carries through every song. These songs could be played wherever, driving to the beach or at the most raging clubs. Dangerous Woman is sure to be on every summer anthem playlist.
In “Side To Side” Ariana has brought in another superstar to collab with and spit some lyrics, the one and only Nicki Minaj. But she’s not alone, as the likes of Future and Lil’ Wayne make appearances on the album too in “Everyday” and “Let Me Love You”, both of which prove to be good matches.
Originally the album was to be named Moonlight, but after careful consideration the name was changed to its current title. Even though it was altered, “Moonlight” is Grande’s personal favorite, a shiny gem of a tune. As the first track, it’s a great opener to the rest of the album. Her voice is like a lullaby in the beginning with the added element of harmonies in the background, and after her first belt chills are sent throughout your body.
If you haven’t yet, give Dangerous Woman a listen and be your own critic. I guarantee you’ll find something enjoyable off the 15 track album. Be aware, it’s dangerously good and you won’t be able to stop hitting the play button.