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"Blazed" (stylized in all lower case) is the second track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. It features American rapper, singer and producer Pharrell Williams. It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018.

Background[]

The songs lyrics were first teased on November 28, 2016, on a Instagram post "I will never let you go".[1] The lyrics were hinted at again in a picture that Grande posted on Instagram on April 24, 2017.[2]

Ariana confirmed the title and guest artist of the song through her Twitter account. In a interview with Beats 1, she explained the song is simply about: loving someone and being with them.[3]

In a scene from the "No Tears Left To Cry" music video and the behind the scenes footage released on April 19, 2018 and April 27, 2018, appeared to be a partial track-list for Grande's album, Sweetener, was was displayed. Grande confirmed "Blazed" and the collaboration with Pharrell on May 30, 2018.[4]

On July 15, 2018, Grande started posting some of the track-list on Instagram and confirmed that "Blazed" was the second track on the album.[5]

On August 28, 2023, a solo writer reference sung by Pharrell Williams leaked alongside other songs.

Audios[]

Critical reception[]

Dennis Hinzmann, from Out, described the track as a "reminiscent of an early 2000s Whitney Houston, with Grande keeping the vocals light and airy."[6] The Guardian's Alim Kheraj praised Pharrell's production saying it's "luscious and renewed".[7]

Live performances[]

Grande debuted Blazed at the Sweetener Sessions. However, it has not been performed since, due to unknown reasons.

Videos[]

Trivia[]

  • This is one of five songs featuring backing vocals by Pharrell Williams, the others being "R.E.M.", "Sweetener", "Successful", and "Get Well Soon", but it's the only one where he's credited.
  • In her interview with Beats 1, she stated the song is simply about loving someone and being with them.[8]
  • In the song, Ariana lightly sings over a luscious instrumental produced by Pharrell Williams.
  • It is one of the only songs from Sweetener not performed at any point in the Sweetener World Tour, along with "Borderline", "Better Off" and "Pete Davidson".
  • In a Q+A video for r.e.m beauty, Ariana Grande said the song is one of her favorites off "Sweetener".

Lyrics[]

[Intro: Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande]
There is somethin' between us, I can see it right now
Your magnetic demeanor, that's something can't be found
I thought that I was dreamin' 'til my love came around
Now I just come on over, show you how we get down
(Shawty, you can get blazed, blazed, blazed, blazed)

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
I can't believe that you are here
I can't believe it's happening
What are the odds that you'd appear?
The universe so vast to me
Seven billion is on the Earth
Could've been anywhere, but you're here with me
Should I play Lotto? What's it worth?
I must be on, so clear to me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Once I have you, I will never let you, never let you
Once I have you, I will never let you, never let you go
Never let you, never let you go
Never let you, never let you go
Never let you, never let you go
Never let you

[Hook: Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande]
There is somethin' between us, I can see it right now
Your magnetic demeanor, that's something can't be found
I thought that I was dreamin' 'til my love came around
Now I just come on over (Now I just come on over), show you how we get down (Down)
(Shawty, you can get blazed, blazed, blazed, blazed)
(Hey)

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
Look at you, love, you are the same
You have a light you cannot hide
Yes, you may have a different face
But your soul is the same inside
I don't care who is listening
Cause they be making fun of this on TV
They wouldn't laugh if they were inside my past life with you and they were me

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Once I have you, I will never let you, never let you (Never let you, never let you)
Once I have you (Once I have you), I will never let you, never let you go (I will never let you, never let you go)
Never let you, never let you go (Never let you, never let you go)
Never let you, never let you go (Never let you, never let you go, oh)
Never let you, never let you go (Never let you, never let you go, yeah)
Never let you

[Bridge: Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande]
Don't think that it cannot happen, cause it can, ha
(Shawty, you can get blazed)
Sleep if you want, and wake up in love again
(Shawty, you can get blazed, blazed, blazed, blazed)

[Outro: Ariana Grande & Pharrell Williams]
Once I have you, I will never let you (I will never let you), never let you
Once I (Once I) have you (Have you), I will (I will) never let you, never let you go (Never let you go, o-oh)
(Shawty, you can get blazed, blazed, blazed, blazed)
Never let you, never let you go (Never let you go, baby)
Never let you, never let you go (Never let you go, oh, yeah)
Never let you, never let you go (Never let you go, hey)
Never let you

References[]

Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.M.SuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased 100Bad To YouClarityCloudsCocoonDaydream On OccasionEnd Up With YouEver BeenGot Her OwnHate That You Made Me Love YouI Don't Wanna LieI Love MeKeep It CuteMan Of SteelMoreMy WayNobodyOk NowOn Top Of EverythingPretty Girls Like Trap MusicRush DeliverySexShnackSoberSouth AfricaStrong EnoughSweetener FlourishTreadmillWifeeYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeAli TamposiBiaBeyoncéChaka KhanDua LipaCamila CabelloCharlie PuthImogen HeapJennifer HudsonKelly RowlandLucky DayeMissy ElliottN.E.R.D.Nicki MinajNormaniPharrell WilliamsQuavoRita OraSkeptaStarrahSZAT-PainVictoria Monét
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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