Ariana Grande shared the teaser for her newest song “imagine” directly with fans via her Instagram story on Wednesday (December 12th) with a timer counting down to midnight last night. That clock marked the amount of time until the song was officially dropped, and now it’s here.
The release courtesy of Republic Records follows the wildly popular and viral “Thank U, Next,” from Grande’s upcoming album of the same name. Lyrics like, “Imagine a world like that/We go like up ’til I’m ‘sleep on your chest/Love how my face fits so good in your neck/Why can’t you imagine a world like that?” are draped over the slow and dreamy production with minimal aspects, creating a simple but powerful piece.
For clarification on the song’s meaning, the multi-Grammy-nominated singer explained via her Instagram story: “I would say if ‘thank u, next’ = acceptance, imagine = denial, hope that makes sense.” Give the newest release from Ariana Grande, “imagine,” a listen below.