Ariana Grande Fans Think This ‘Sweetener’ Song Is a Secret Manchester Tribute
Ariana Grande's brand new album Sweetener, released Friday (August 17), includes one track that's so honeyed it's making fans cry.
Grande, whose May 2017 concert was the target of a terrorist who detonated a bomb and killed 22 show-goers, has given victims a secret homage through her new LP, fans insist. The album's last track, "get well soon," includes 40 seconds of silence at the end, which brings the total time of the track five minutes and 22 seconds (5/22 is the date of the bombing).
And, though Grande hasn't yet confirmed the tribute, fans are totally moved.
"I don’t think she could do anything any better to show her respect for the angels," one wrote, while another noted "get well soon is not just a song. it’s pure art, magic, helpful, calming. i’m so grateful to ariana grande butera for creating something like this."
Grande released her first official statement on the attack on May 26, 2017, in which she refused to concede that evil would ultimately prevail.
"We will continue in honor of the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy," Grande's statement reads. "They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life...We will not quit or operate in fear. We won't let this divide us. We won't let hate win. I don't want to go the rest of the year without being able to see and hold and uplift my fans, the same way they continue to uplift me."