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"Clarity" (stylized in all lowercase), is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande that was intended for her fourth studio album, Sweetener.(Unreleased Icon listen)

Background[]

The song was leaked in full on March 17, 2021, and was mostly widespread and uploaded on YouTube.

The original file with better sound quality leaked on July 17, 2023, along with another song’s original file "Treadmill".

Trivia[]

  • The song is about how Ariana is moving on from a failed relationship, and how happy she is that she's moving on while her partner isn't. She thinks that her moving on made her see and realize how she was better off on her own and now that she's on her own, she can think and see clearly now.
  • The song is just a concept demo with the verse and hook repeating itself.
    • There’s allegedly a final version that’s rumored to exist but has yet to leak, by the same people that said that Daydream On Occasion and Treadmill were real. The final version is said to be a more mixed version.
  • It was made in the same session as "Treadmill".
  • Some people may have thought this song was about Mac Miller, but this song was written and recorded before Grande and Miller got together. This song is most likely about ex boyfriend Ricky Alvaraz, whom Grande split three weeks apart before writing this song.
  • The song might have been a reference for (or was sampled either before or after) Pharrell's "Doowit" from Despicable Me 3 when it was first made, given their noticeable similarity in their instrumentals.
  • This song uses the same block stem that can also heard in the song "The Light Is Coming".
  • The lyrics "I got weak and I just decided I would check on you, say hello" could’ve been an early reference to the song Everytime with its song lyrics being "You get high and call on the regular I get weak and fall like a teenager".

Lyrics[]

[Verse]
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 me 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]
And 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]
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 me 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]
And 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

Navigation[]

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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