Ariana Grande Says First Few Years of Music Career Were ‘Really Hard on My Mental Health’
Ariana Grande revealed that spontaneously releasing music has helped her mental health.
In the last year, the 25-year-old singer has dropped two albums—Sweetener in August and Thank U, Next in February—and has released a plethora of hit singles along the way. Though some say it's "excessive," Grande admitted there's a reason she did it. In a since-deleted Instagram Story, the pop star explained why she prefers dropping music this way instead of using the more traditional promotional style other artists use.
"Jus saying, thanks for being supportive of my random, impulsive and excessive music releases. The first few years of this were really hard on my mental health and energy," she wrote, according to The Daily Mail.
"I was so tired from promo trips and was always losing my voice and never knew what city I was in when I woke up. It was so much. It was worth it and I am grateful for everything I learned and accomplished when I did things that way, of course," she continued. "But I just feel so much more connected now and yeah. If I feel like I’m able to make special things with my incredible friends quickly, why not share them right away? It’s a very dope feeling and has breathed so much air back into my lil lungs. Thank u thank u."
On Wednesday (Mar. 27), Grande tweeted that she's releasing her new single titled "Monopoly" with BFF Victoria Monét very soon, writing, "life is too short and too sweet rn."
Though she decided to wait until this upcoming Monday, April 1st to drop the track, she responded to a fan on Twitter praising her for breaking the rules. Grande said it feels so much healthier and more rewarding to do things her own way, writing, "I prefer this bc it’s real & feels happy," adding that it's made her fall in love with her job again.