True to her word, Ariana Grande released the title track off her next album tonight. “Dangerous Woman” flaunts the pop star’s vocal control, starting out as a seductive whisper and slowly swelling into a heavy, swaying earworm. The song effectively previews some of the maturity, in terms of sound and lyrics, Grande’s been promising for her third album. After the bridge, it also kind of sounds like it could turn into a theme for something. Is Grande subtly pitching Fox a supervillain spin-off about future Louise Belcher? Maybe:
You can stream the single, which Grande performs on SNL this weekend, below:
And pre-order the corresponding album, out May 20, here.