Ariana spent her quarantine coming up with some new ponytail positions.
The last seven months have been undeniably difficult for most. With most of the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic most of us, especially creatives, have been forced to figure out how to use this time wisely and still keep our creative juices flowing. Never one to be outdone, Ariana Grande is one who definitely utilized her sit down time to it’s full productive potential by curating her sixth studio album, “Positions.”
Grande first teased a quarantine project in early October, telling fans she was submitting her mixes (while also encouraging them to vote). She then confirmed the album a week later, tweeting, “i can’t wait to give u my album this month.” Sure enough, her website since teased the first single “positions” for today (October 23) and the full album, presumably of the same name, for the week after on October 30. Grande came through on her word delivering the seductive London on Da Track produced record along with it’s accompanying video.
The song finds Ariana in the driver’s seat as she navigates what she wants from her man, giving a more commanding and adult approach than some may be used to with her previous singles. “Switching the positions for you / Cooking in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom,” she sings. “I’m in the Olympics way I’m jumping through hoops / Know my love infinite, nothing I wouldn’t do.”
In the cinematic video, directed by Dave Meyers, Ariana plays the President of the United States, who does it all. One minute she’s commanding her cabinet, which includes her mother Joan Grande, Victoria Monét, and Tayla Parx, and the next she’s cooking up in the kitchen before retiring to the bedroom. She also switches up her Jackie O.-inspired wardrobe from one stunning look to the next.
Heaven sent you to me
I’m just hoping I don’t repeat history
Boy I’m tryna meet your mama
On a Sunday
Then make a lotta love
On a Monday (Ah, ah)
Never need no (No)
No one else, babe
‘Cause I’ll be
Switching the positions for you
Take a look at the video for “Positions” below and let us know what you think. ISSA BOP OR ISSA FLOP?