Ariana Grande – “Be Alright”
When Ariana Grande was serving as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend — and honestly doing a pretty great job of it — she sang two new songs. One was “Dangerous Woman,” the torchy new single. And the other was “Be Alright,” a fiery new house tracked that she performed with a full complement of vogueing backup dancers. The studio version of the track is up online now, and I like it a lot better than “Dangerous Woman.” It’s jacked-up and simple and propulsive, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I heard a mainstream pop star make something that sounded this close to old-school Chicago house. Listen to it below.
Grande’s new album Dangerous Woman is out 5/20 via Republic.