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"Clarity" (styled in all lowercase), is a unreleased song intended for Ariana Grande's fourth studio album Sweetener. It was written by Pharrell Williams and co-written by Ariana.

"Clarity" talks about how Ari is moving on from a failed relationship and how she's happy that she is moving on while her partner isn't. She thinks that her moving on made her realize how she was better off on her own and now that she is on her own, she can think and see clearly.

Background

The song was recorded back in 2016 before the full song leaked on March 17, 2021 on YouTube. The song uses elements of R&B and is an upbeat track.

Trivia

  • This is one of thirty unreleased songs from Sweetener which have been scrapped prior to the album's release.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I got weak and
I just decided I would check on you, say hello
It's been so long
About six months since we split the harmony
You went solo
I went partying, had the time of my life
Too young to cry a little
I swear I've been fine
I just wanted to hear your voice
But that's okay, though, say

[Pre-Chorus]

Tell my why you expected me to miss you
Trust me I've been holding up
Tell my gut, stands corrected
It's official, we feel better broken up
And just friends (Just friends)
But your attitude is like you suffering (Suffering)
Then the voice in my head jumps in (Jumps in)
I am clear, thank you for nothing

[Chorus]
I guess that's why I wanna thank you so much for this clarity
Your participation in my new found bliss
I never knew that life could be effervescent
Like this

[Verse 2]
I got weak and
I just decided I would check on you, say hello
It's been so long
About six months since we split the harmony
You went solo
I went partying, had the time of my life
Too young to cry a little
I swear I've been fine
I just wanted to hear your voice
But that's okay, though, say

[Pre-Chorus]

Tell my why you expected me to miss you
Trust me I've been holding up
Tell my gut, stands corrected
It's official, we feel better broken up
And just friends (Just friends)
But your attitude is like you suffering (Suffering)
Then the voice in my head jumps in (Jumps in)
I am clear, thank you for nothing

[Chorus]

I guess that's why I wanna thank you so much for this clarity
Your participation in my new found bliss
I never knew that life could be effervescent
Like this

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 ClarityGot Her OwnJason On OccasionInclineMoreMy WayOn Top Of EverythingSoberYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions