Ariana Grande – My Everything (Album Review)

Ariana gives us a bit of everything on ‘My Everything’ while maintaining true to herself…

Pop diva of this generation, Ariana Grande has finally given us her second studio album.

This time around, Ariana gives us a bit of mainstream pop (which proves she can adapt to whatever you throw her way) while still remaining true to her usual sound of old school RnB and soulfulness. Of course her mainstream sounding hits have taken over the charts too with her collab with Iggy Azalea on ‘Problem’, followed by mega-hit DJ/producer Zedd on ‘Break Free’.

I applaud Ariana for giving us more versatility this time around, which was missing from her debut album ‘Yours Truly’.  But if you want to see her at her true potential, tracks like ‘Why Try’ and ‘Just a Little Bit of your Heart’ give you just that as she packs a punch with high emotion and personal lyrics along with delivering them at the highest of notes.

Other tracks showcase Grande’s experiences of relationships, such as her swift and casual tone on ‘Best Mistake’ (which is kind of brought down by Big Sean overpowering it). ‘Love Me Harder’ on the other hand touches on a more sexual sort of sound, from the “biting lip” line to The Weekend’s hip pressure lyrics. Plus the more blatant sexually infused track ‘Hands On Me’ is definitely a realisation that she has grown up since her last album despite people constantly accusing her of appearing as a ‘little girl’.

Those haters are even addressed on bonus track titled ‘You Don’t Know Me’, which basically states that she is more than just a pretty face. Go Ariana!

Arianators will no doubt be satisfied with this album as it delivers on all-fronts, wether your a mainstream fan or simply a lover of her usual work. Plus, lovers of pop and newcomers alike will be merely pleased with Grande’s serving of tunes on ‘My Everything’.

Overall Rating: 
9/10

Must-Listen Tracks: Why Try, Break Free, Problem, Love Me Harder, One Last Time, My Everything, You Don’t Know Me (Bonus Track).

Watch the music video for her latest single ‘Break Free’ below:

– Shahbaz Malik
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