Album review: Ariana Grande's sultry Dangerous woman
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She is America's sweetheart with that belting voice and with her latest album Ariana lets the world know that she is full grown up.
She started her transformation from that cute actress to super stardom pop star with 'My everything', but on 'Dangerous woman' we get to hear a new, sexy, sultry side of Ariana. She might be tiny but this album is big in every way possible.
She starts with 'Moonlight', which is a ballad tribute to Ariana's beginnings. It is like a cute piece of music to put a baby to sleep and the lyrics are just like that.
Cause I never knew, I never knew
You could have moonlight in your hands
'Til the night I held you
You're my moonlight
Than she gets to the sexy 'Dangerous woman', she dances in 'Be alright', she takes over the club party with 'Into you' before giving us her own 'Man down' moment on 'Side to side' featuring Nicki Minaj.
Then she slows it down to play with Lil Wayne on 'Let me love you' which is in-a-way continuation of 'Dangerous woman'. It is dark, sexy, confident, sultry and addictive as hell. A video for 'Let me love you' is available on Apple Music, though we think that it just does not do justice to the song. But the song has the potential of becoming one of the biggest singles from the album, with or without the video.
'Greedy' is that shiny, sparkly, loud moment of the album. It has the 20s retro feel yet it features modern production. The addictive melody is reminiscent of 'Uptown funk' and it might become Ariana's biggest single to date. 'Leave me lonely' features Macy Gray and it's one of the finest pieces of music I have heard in a while now. Singing about a dangerous love, the track sounds like it has been taken off some exciting thriller movie soundtrack.
The following 'Everyday' featuring Future, is one more song about misbehaving. Seems that Ariana is going for her own 'Good girl gone bad' moment.
On 'Sometimes' she gives us the carefree vibe, beach and sand, guitar riffs and 'collectin' moments'. She wraps up the album with 'I don't care' which is a song about changed priorities: ‘Now I laugh about the things that used to be important to me'.
There are couple of deluxe edition tracks, Japanese edition bonus tracks and Target specials which are just an extra music from Ariana but equally good as the album itself.