In May of 2017, Ariana Grande found herself helpless as she found out that 22 of her fans had been killed following her concert in Manchester, England. But now, over a year later, Grande says she has found the strength to pay tribute to these victims.
“I wanted to kind of subliminally honor the Manchester victims,” she says during an interview on Good Morning America on Wednesday (Aug. 22) about her new song “Get Well Soon” on her new album “Sweetener.” “I wanted to make the length of the song five minutes and 22 seconds as a way to celebrate and honor them and their lives, because that song is about healing. It’s supposed to be a great big musical hug for anybody going through anything dark.”
During the same interview with GMA host Michael Strahan, she also reflected on how her love Pete Davidson feels like her true soul mate.
“It’s just like a feeling, you know?” says Grande, who plans to wed Davidson next year. “That’s so cheesy. People are always like, ‘When you know you know,’ and you’re like, ‘Yeah, okay, whatever.’ You just feel it … He just ticks every box, and it gets better every day. I’m very grateful for him. Life is beautiful.”