Ariana Grande Talks “Moonlight,” Feeling Empowered And Independent

September 22 2015, 2:08 pm

Ariana Grande says her new sound is more adult.

Grande opened up to V Magazine about her upcoming Moonlight record and hopes people see her growth as an artist and individual.

One topic you won’t hear much of on the new record is her breakup with Big Sean. Grande says by the time people caught wind of it, she had already moved on.

“‘Moonlight’ is very honest and very special to me,” Grande says. “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.”

She adds, “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 break-up 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.”

“You know, people found out quite a while after it actually happened. By the time I was writing the new album, I had kind of moved on. It’s not going to be captured on the album too much. I’m in a happy place. There aren’t any breakup anthems because I had moved on. I was like, alright. Well, fuck it.”

Grande told fans she anticipates the new music to drop in October, Tweeting “babies i’m so excited for the nearby future… (also embracing and loving the present)… but I’m really effing excited for the near future. personally…… I consider October nearby future. I am not teasing!!! I promised y’all I would always tell you as much as I could as soon as I could only cause I love you like I do.”

Read the full interview here.