Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a bizarre yet artistic piece of work. While for some artists this is a way for them to expand their repertoire, Grande does it in a way that seems to cheapen her mu-sic and voice.

One of her main songs “God is a Woman” from her album has some decent lyrics and a beautiful music video for the most part. However, there is one scene that is very bizarre. All the music stops and it’s just prairie dogs in the dessert on the screen screaming. It then returns to the song.

Grande seems to be focusing more on the visual artistic side of music than her singing and lyrics. It’s sad, in my opinion, to see her make this change. Grande has a beautiful voice and it’s unfortunate we don’t hear it in her new works.

Grande has another popular song from this album that made its rounds on the radio before the album even dropped called “No Tears Left to Cry.” Despite becoming overplayed on stations, it just strikes me as being very average.

It’s too similar to the formulaic top ten songs. It’s also, like its cohorts, very repetitive.

Although the video is very beautiful and artistic, it’s also the type of strange which brings to mind David Bowie’s “The Labyrinth.” There are numerous surrealist scenes like walking upside down and on the sides of buildings interspersed with disorienting close ups.

Despite the attempt at the artistic talent put into the video, the audio itself lacks in musical depth, lyri-cal creativity, and, of course, her signature vocal talent. Auto tune killed the song before it made it out the gates.

The most repetitive song from the album has to be “The Light is Coming,” featuring Nicki Minaj. Except for a small section that Minaj sings, the rest is the same verse ad nauseum. It’s probably already being added to hypnotists’ mixtapes the world ‘round.

The music video to this song is far more interesting, however. Grande seems to be in a jungle at night with a lot of red lighting; clearly a lot of artistic design going into this one as well.

There is one more song of Grande’s that personally of-fends. It’s called “Borderline.” It features Missy Elliot, which should have been more interesting, but her part is small and very monotone. She sounds “borderline” uninterested in what she’s singing. Considering the repetitive lyrics? I’m not surprised.

All said, some of the videos are very aesthetic and probably deserve a view, but the songs themselves are repetitive and bizarre, earning a hard pass on the album itself.

Ariana Grande’s new album

“Sweetener” is a bizarre yet ar

-

tistic piece of work. While for

some artists this is a way for

them to expand their reper

-

toire, Grande does it in a way

that seems to cheapen her mu

-

sic and voice.

One of her main songs “God

is a Woman” from her album

has some decent lyrics and a

beautiful music video for the

most part. However, there is

one scene that is very bizarre.

All the music stops and it’s just

prairie dogs in the dessert on

the screen screaming. It then

returns to the song.

Grande seems to be focus

-

ing more on the visual artistic

side of music than her singing

and lyrics. It’s sad, in my opin

-

ion, to see her make this change.

Grande has a beautiful voice

and it’s unfortunate we don’t

hear it in her new works.

Grande has another popular

song from this album that made

its rounds on the radio before

the album even dropped called

“No Tears Left to Cry.” Despite

becoming overplayed on sta

-

tions, it just strikes me as being

very average.

It’s too similar to the formu

-

laic top ten songs. It’s also, like

its cohorts, very repetitive.

Although the video is very

beautiful and artistic, it’s also

the type of strange which brings

to mind David Bowie’s “The

Labyrinth.” There are numerous

surrealist scenes like walking

upside down and on the sides

of buildings interspersed with

disorienting close ups.

Despite the attempt at the

artistic talent put into the

video, the audio itself lacks in

musical depth, lyri

-

cal creativity, and, of

course, her signature

vocal talent. Auto tune killed

the song before it made it out

the gates.

The most repetitive song

from the album has to be “The

Light is Coming,” featuring

Nicki Minaj. Except for a small

section that Minaj sings, the

rest is the same verse ad nause

-

um. It’s probably already being

added to hypnotists’ mixtapes

the world ‘round.

The music video to this song

is far more interesting, however.

Grande seems to be in a jungle

at night with a lot of red light

-

ing; clearly a lot of artistic de

-

sign going into this one as well.

There is one more song of

Grande’s that personally of

-

fends. It’s called “Borderline.” It

features Missy El

-

liot, which should

have been more in

-

teresting, but her part is small

and very monotone. She sounds

“borderline” uninterested in

what she’s singing. Consider

-

ing the repetitive lyrics? I’m not

surprised.

All said, some of the videos

are very asthetic and probably

deserve a view, but the songs

themselves are repetitive and

bizarre, earning a hard pass on

the album itself

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