This past weekend, Ariana Grande’s thank you, next video took over the internet! In less than 24 hours, the pop star sensation amassed 55.4 million views on Youtube and is still buzzing!
The breakup song inspired after Ariana Grande’s devastating dissolution with Pete Davidson pulled the heartstrings of all of America by exploring a topic we can all relate to – heartbreak. Using nostalgia as an element for her video, the artist takes us through a leap across time featuring some of our favorite classic love stories. Her direction reminds us of the lead characters we use to watch, teaching us that self-love comes first. Ariana plays each of the main characters identifying with them as she hones in on the growth she received from her past relationships and her new found love for herself. It is no surprise that her video captivated us all as it deeply encourages us to fearlessly move on and embrace alternative forms of love.
Ariana Grande is a movement and she has redefined what a breakup song should be like.
May we all fearlessly move on.