Ariana Grande‘s fourth studio album Sweetener is dropping August 17 and all of her loyal fans, myself included, are eagerly waiting.
Grande is sweetly torturing all of us by teasing her album on Twitter by posting things like, “ten motherf**kin days i am ….. truly in tears. i love you. forever,” “a b***h has never been more excited” and “i am eternally f**king grateful and will never take this shit for granted oh my god that was so insane and beautiful and exciting music is so important am i ok.”
I am not okay that is for sure.
There is nothing a rabid fanbase loves more than being teased and taunted with good music that isn’t out yet.
In anticipation for Sweetener, Grande is hosting listening sessions with fans and the first one happened the other day on August 7. The first Sweetener Slumber Party was a full house. Grande, a few friends, Pharrell and 18 fans were all in attendance for the exclusive album listening session.
We can’t even get into why we weren’t invited, it’s too emotional.
Thankfully Grande shared a video from the sleepover and she played a bunch of songs from Sweetener. Based on the snippets, Sweetener is going to pop off and we’re not ready! But seriously we are ready.
Obviously, we don’t know which songs are which, but we love what we are hearing. The fans in the video are all geeking out to the songs. Early in the clip, she asks a fan if he’s happy so far with the album. He excitedly replied yes and that “R.E.M.” was his favorite song.
You can listen to Sweetener with Grande after the album drops. She’s doing three fan listening sessions with American Express. There will be one in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.
In the meantime, we will be replaying Grande’s one-minute snippet over and over again until August 17.