Song review: Ariana Grande and Cashmere release ‘Quit’

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Featured on Cashmere’s newest album “9,” Ariana Grande is featured on one of this tracks. While I’m offended that Cashmere doesn’t wear cat ears, probably because Ariana wears them for him, this marks the third collab between Ariana and Cat.

“Quit” is a ballad with a slower tempo that also features a slight island/getaway instruments breaking up the chorus from the rest of the song. It feels slightly at out place at times but I understand the idea behind it. It just doesn’t go with the backing instrumental. If the rest of the song had the same vibe to it, then it would have totally worked. But it just fails to really help a song that produced nicely without that.

The vocals are surprising but in a good way. Ariana isn’t belting out but rather controlling her vocals to where they are low and feel like she’s holding back on them, which is good. Ariana’s vocal style in this song is close to being like Sia, and it really works for her. We are so used to Ariana powerhouse vocals, it’s refreshing to hear what she can do without being a powerhouse. I really want to hear a song with her and Sia now because I’m pretty sure it would be a smash hit. It’s on my bucket list of “Artist that Ariana Grande needs to collab with.”

The lyrics of the song are deep and meaningful. I know I’ve been saying that a lot lately but we’ve been getting rather good lyrics lately. The song is about how she’s in a bad relationship but she can’t leave and she’s not sure why. When I heard the chorus where Ariana is singing about how she can quit him, It made me think of the scene in “Brokeback Mountain” where the Jake Gyllenhaal asked, “I wish I knew how to quit you.” I’ve never seen the movie but that line is pretty much iconic. That’s why I think Ariana is singing this song to her lady lover…allegedly.

Overall, the song is quite a good song that really shows off Ariana’s vocals like we haven’t heard before. Besides the issue with the instruments separating the chorus, it’s not a horrible song. Is it radio friendly? nope. I don’t see it being a single. But it’s good for Ariana’s discography. I really would like an acoustic version because I think that would make the song even better.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Ariana Grande makes the purrfect partner

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Break out the google because you’re going to need it. Ariana made another song and she decided to enlist a DJ that no one had heard of and that many think is the cat from Paula Abdul danced with in her one music video, but sadly we aren’t good enough to get that. So here is our review of Cashmere Cat and Ariana Grande’s song “Adore.”

Lyrically and vocally, the song is amazing. The song shows off how Ariana’s voice in a way where it isn’t annoying nor songs the same as the rest of Ariana’s work to where it’s more interesting to listen to a cat meowing while being autotuned. The song is pretty much a hit.

What’s not working for it? The randomness of the song of the instrumental that Cashmere Cat composed along with his name. Who in the hell thought of that name? Did he wake up one morning and decided to put on a cashmere sweater and had that “ah ha” moment where his love of cats clicked with his fashion. Anyways, while the majority of instrumental was awesome and was a perfect fit, parts of it felt like it was a bit off. Like he was high on cat nip and decided to live life on the edge of his cat bed.

Overall, the song is a great song and I would highly recommend listen to it below. But it not as good as their last song on Ariana’s album “My Everything”:

 

Rating: 4 cats out 5

Ariana Grande releases “My Everything”

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After releasing her record-breaking début album almost one year ago, Ariana Grande released her new album on Monday and it looks like our little Ariana is growing up (insert the tears and sniffles.) Since you love Ariana as much as we do, we thought that we would review the awesomeness that is her second album “My Everything.”

“My Everything” is an album filled with mature lyrics and a bit different sound from Ariana that was featured in “Yours Truly.” The album itself is more poppy and less r&B-y. While the R&B aspect of her music is still there in some respect, it isn’t heavily influencing the album like it did on her début album. The album sound is bit all-over the place so there really isn’t one style for the album and it surprising works for the album. It keeps the album fresh and shows the versatility of Ariana’s voice. Now, there are like ballads that show off Ariana’s Mariah Carey-like vocals. And yes, they make up a chuck of the album like one would expect from the second coming of sane Mariah Carey. This isn’t a problem…yet. While I love her voice, if she keeps doing the albums like this-it will become stale.

The album also features an vocal orgy of featured Artist like Iggy Azalea, Big Sean, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj (on the deluxe version), and other random artist that I have never heard of before. And yes, there is another “Popular” on this album as well…ugh.  On the deluxe version, “Bang Bang” is one of the track. While I like the song and everything, this is pointless just like putting “Popular” on “Your Truly.” They don’t heavily feature Ariana on the track and is pretty much the same one that was already out and on an album. Now if it was a different version, like “Almost is Never Enough, or one that is sung fully by Ariana then that would be different. But that’s really the only problem with the album.

Overall, “My Everything” is an amazing follow-up to “Your Truly.” We do recommend you do buy the deluxe version because it’s worth the extra couple of bucks.

 

Rating: 4 Mr. Purples out of 5

 

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