I am sure by now you have all heard Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next The song is definitely a “smash” as described by Ariana is the lyrics. However, it is strange how everyone can relate to the song. Many people, including myself, don’t have any recent exes or a list of exes. Yet, there is something about Thank U Next that just connects you to the song. The truth lies within the representation of the “Ex” in the song. Basically, we take “ex” figuratively and in our mind design it to represent something else. Obviously, this isn’t an “I sat down with Ariana Grande” type of analysis.
All it is is an opinion about what makes Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next The Most Relatable Song. Ever.
So, firstly let’s take a look at the beautifully written song.
The thing about this song that really stands out is the appreciation that Ariana Grande puts forward. It’s not just about her exes, rather her experiences that she is grateful for. She mentions in her song “One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain.” Which to most of us has happened in life. Certain experiences in our lives have taught us different things, from love to pain.
Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next is way beyond a breakup song.
It’s a gratitude song, a song that showcases Ariana’s amazing spiritual belief. We have seen through her Instagram and interviews that Ariana is very spiritual. She, like many of us, believe in manifestation and the law of attraction. Ariana knows, and we can see through the song, that the universe has a plan.
The reason Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next is the most relatable song like ever, is because we have all had experiences that cause pain in life. We have all been through friendships and relationship that didn’t end as expected. We have all lost people we wish we could say something to, whom we wish we could express our gratitude to.
The “ex” is Ariana’s song, for many of us, represents the past.
It is also a very relatable song because it speaks about how Ariana has learned from her mistakes. The song demonstrates her growth through the pain. It is an extremely “Feel Good” song because it represents that our past does not define us. She says “Now I am so amazing, I’ve loved and I’ve lost, but that’s not what I see.” This particular stanza is so strong and meaningful. It shows that even when we have experienced pain and pleasure and pain again, we can learn from it. We don’t have to look at the negative, that is at what we have “lost” but we can focus on the positive, what we are “taught”.
Another beautiful part of Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next is the self-love portrayed constantly in the song. Self-love is something we all practice, and usually what we learn after we have been treated badly. Ariana mentions in her song how she is okay because she has herself. As someone who hasn’t dated in about 3 years, I feel very grateful for that particular stanza. Because GIRL, I feel that! Definitely, better discussions.
The transition in the chorus of Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next is also extremely relatable.
It starts with mentioning how each ex taught her something, that how she taught herself how to handle it all, and finally how she overcame the pain. The chorus transition shows what we all go through in different situations in our lives and how these situations finally teach us something valuable that we earn from.
Also, how can I not mention the beautiful in the future stanza of the song in which she speaks of her parents. I feel like one thing we all take a long time to learn is the people who are truly there, are our family – both of blood and choice. That particular stanza speaks about her commitment in the future, but also, her aim to do better.
Ariana Grande’s Thank U Next is definitely a Smash, because we all feel it deeply in our hearts.
We love the line Thank U Next because it shows that we can be grateful and want to end a chapter. The words in themselves represent the beauty of letting go and embracing future experiences. We all have had times we have wanted to let go more gracefully, maybe that’s why Thank U Next is so relatable. It’s as if Ariana heard our hearts and put it to words.
Because the truth is, we are grateful for our experiences, for the love, the waiting, the pain. We are grateful for past experiences and that means we have to let go and learn something new. So Ariana, Thank U, Next. We can’t wait for another song from your end.
Which stanza did you girls relate to most? Don’t forget to tell us. Also, here’s a list of books you should read right about now. Thank U, Next.