This song is on repeat this week. I’ve always been a fan of Ariana Grande’s voice. She has range but also a clearness to her tone that is refreshing. The song is pretty retrospective. It talks about spending more time in the rearview mirror instead of looking ahead. One thing that I like is that the words are honest. The song talks about acknowledgement for the good times but also a lot of regret. It’s not overly optimistic but still expresses hope for the future.
I don’t know if I can call myself an Ariana Grande fan but I must say that every single song of hers that I’ve listened to I’ve liked. This one is one of my favorites. Along with a really catchy melody, it’s easy to harmonize to this song as she sings about her commitment to a relationship. Realistically, people change, but I can appreciate her sentimental “best case scenario” promises. Relationship songs that use the words “always” and “never” always pique my interest because I feel like many times relationships have a lot of gray areas. Regardless, I like the song. It’s so optimistic and promising.