American singer Ariana Grande delivered a sleek sendoff to her exes on the singer’s surprise new single “Thank U, Next,” which was released last weekend.
Grande opens the song by name-checking four of her high-profile boyfriends – Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, Mac Miller and, most recently, Pete Davidson – providing a quick and sometimes scathing overview of each relationship.
“Thought I’d end up with Sean / But he wasn’t a match / Wrote some songs about Ricky / Now I listen and laugh,” Grande sings. “Even almost got married / And for Pete I’m so thankful / Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm / Cause he was an angel.”
Grande continues, “One taught me love / One taught me patience / And one taught me pain / Now I’m so amazing” before dropping the hook with a tongue-in-cheek chorus, “Thank you, next / I’m so fucking thankful for my ex.”
Grande previously teased “Thank U, Next” the song (and potentially album) on social media Saturday after first mentioning the phrase in a since-deleted tweet that took issue with Davidson using his SNL platform to poke fun of himself and their former relationship.
Thank you, next has since garnered 6.4 million views in les s than 2 days. The 25 year old singer has been riding high with songs such as Breathing, God is a woman and No tears left to cry.
Kenyan musician Boniface Chege aka Bon Eye and Music entrepreneur has released his first single this year ahead of the Decimator album launch on December 10th this year.
The soon to be father of two has been juggling corporate life and family life all year but took time earlier this year while in Lamu with the team to record two solo singles that will feature in the album.
The song was written by Bon Eye and features vocals by Avril tells a story of an addictive relationship between a bad boy and a slay queen. The beat was produced and mastered by co owner Eric 'MSYOX' Musyoka and is an obvious club banger.
On speaking about why Avril the rapper said " we went through a list of names but my team really had missed hearing Avril and liked Avril for the hook so we called her while still on hiatus and thought she would turn us down but she was very cool about it and came to record a few weeks later. Avril was a good choice because she was so commited to the project. When we shot the video she even came on set with her baby because she didnt have anyone else to look after the baby. She had every right to ask us to postpone or be stubborn but she was very cool"
The video produced by award winning producer Enos Olik features beautiful images, costumes and choreography.