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Ariana Grande talks emotional new album + working with Pharrell

Ariana Grande is back from a much needed break after the devastating and traumatic terrorist attack at her Manchester show last year.

The star has taken time out to collect her thoughts and write new music.

She’s talked with magazine THE FADER about everything from her landmark ponytail, her new album and heartbreak around Manchester.

“I guess I thought with time, and therapy, and writing, and pouring my heart out, and talking to my friends and family that it would be easier to talk about, but it’s still so hard to find the words,” she told THE FADER.

Ariana also revealed she’s been working on her fourth album, ‘Sweetner’, which will feature a collab with Nicki Minaj and work from Pharrell.

From her interview with THE FADER, it sounds like it’ll be her most emotional album to date.

“I’ve always just been like a shiny, singing, 5-6-7-8, sexy-dance… sexy thing. But now it’s like, ‘OK … issa bop — but issa message. Issa bop but also has chunks of my soul in it. Here you go. Also, I cried 10 hundred times in the session writing it for you. Here is my bleeding heart, and here is a trap beat behind it.’ There’s definitely some crying-on the-dancefloor stuff on this one.”

Check the full interview with Ariana and THE FADER.