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"Only When It Matters" (stylized in all lowercase; also known as "DX7") is an unreleased song by Ariana Grande recorded in 2022, that was most likely intended for her seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine. (Unreleased Icon listen)

Background[]

The full song leaked on August 19, 2023, alongside "Rainbow", the full demo of "Soul Idea", the "34+35" demo with Doja Cat, a snippet of the "Could Be Us" sessions, and a snippet of "Italliano". The official title was confirmed on August 21, 2023. The full sessions leaked on September 2, 2023, alongside the "Raindrops (An Angel Cried)" sessions, "Best Friends", and an edited version of "Italliano".

Trivia[]

  • The song is mostly a mumble demo, however has some coherent lyrics.
  • This song sounds like "Get Well Soon" and "Gloss".
  • In the sessions for this song, you can find voice clips of Ariana singing "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey.
  • In the sessions, the song goes by the title of "DX7", which is a reference to the synthesizer used, the Yamaha DX7.

Lyrics[]

(Mumbles)

Navigation[]

Eternal Sunshine
March 8, 2024 • 35:26 • Republic Records
Songs
Released ByeDon't Wanna Break Up AgainEternal SunshineI Wish I Hated YouImperfect For YouIntro (End of the World)Ordinary ThingsSaturn ReturnsSupernaturalThe Boy Is MineTrue StoryWe Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)Yes, And?
Unreleased EternallyOnly When It MattersRainbowShoot My HeartSoul Idea
Artists
Ariana GrandeBrandyDiana GarlandMariah CareyMarjorie GrandeMonicaTroye Sivan
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