On May 16, 2015, Grande posted a picture on Instagram with the caption "baby loves, I'm tryna talk to you 💭". Two weeks later, she tweeted more lyrics from the song ("there's a boy and I don't quite know what to do"). Grande confirmed that the lyrics were for the intro song of her third album, not from the song "Moonlight" as fans thought. However, when Grande released her album Dangerous Woman, the song did not appear.
The song was eventually used as an interlude on the Dangerous Woman Tour, on February 3, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. The official studio version of the song was used in the second episode of the docuseries Dangerous Woman Diaries.
On May 27, 2019, the official studio version of "Baby Loves" was posted on YouTube after being widespread by a user on Instagram, who discovered it on Vimeo from 'Big Noise Films'. Hannah Lux Davis, the director of the visual, confirmed the name of the track was "Baby Loves". This version was better quality, included "Let Me Love You", a strings intersection and the visuals for both songs in HD.
Baby loves, I'm tryna talk to you
There's a boy
And I don't quite know
What to do
Good things come to those who wait
But patience ain't my thing
The way he holds me shows me, he's the one
For sure the one
Think I'd rather wait for him forever
Instead of having him
Just for now
At night, just when I look up at the moon
I wonder if he's looking at it too
And I don't know what to do
|May 20, 2016 • 39:31 • Republic Records|
|Released||Bad Decisions • Be Alright • Dangerous Woman • Everyday • Focus • Greedy • I Don't Care • Into You • Jason's Song (Gave It Away) • Knew Better / Forever Boy • Leave Me Lonely • Let Me Love You • Moonlight • Side To Side • Sometimes • Step On Up • Thinking Bout You • Touch It|
|Unreleased||Baby Loves • Got Her Own • It Ain't Right • I've Heard It Both Ways • Knew Better Part Two • Leave Me Lonely (Reprise)|
|Ariana Grande • Future • Lil Wayne • Macy Gray • Nicki Minaj|
|Dangerous Woman Tour|