Ariana Grande sat down with The Fader to talk about her new album ‘Sweetener’ and working with Pharrell, she also performed her next single at ‘Wango Tango’ ‘The Light Is Coming’ produced by Pharrell Williams featuring Nicki Minaj check it out below.
“Way before any of this, Ariana knew it was time to elevate herself. In 2016, she met with Pharrell and told him: “Take me somewhere completely new — let’s just go.” The pair made “a million” songs together, and she says she enjoyed the freedom to create without a label’s imposed due date. Most importantly, though, as Ariana recalls, he sat her down, pointed at her heart, and told her it was time she show her fans what’s really going on in there. Over email, he explained his producer role with her as “part listener, part therapist, part stenographer.
Ariana was sick of straightforward song structures and wanted lots of plot twists, which is one of Pharrell’s particular strengths. Take, for example, “The Light Is Coming,” a twitchy new wave track — a far cry from the easily digestible songs of her past. That kind of creative experimentation might make a major label skittish, but as Pharrell told me, the events in Manchester gave a hard reset to the project’s expectations. Half of the tracks that make up the album’s final tracklist are produced by him. “In all honesty, I feel like [after Manchester] was when different people from the record company actually started to understand what we were trying to do,” Pharrell said. “It’s unfortunate that that situation is what gave it context, but they were able to really see it then. And that’s the truth.”
Ariana Grande – Sweetener (August) (2018)
Confirmed Tracks Produced By Pharrell:
The Light Is Coming feat. Nicki Minaj (Single) (June 20)
Blazed feat. Pharrell
Borderline feat. Missy Elliott
Ariana Grande has been at the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where she revealed some details about her latest album, which will be titled ‘Sweetener’ and is Executive Produced by Pharrell Williams and Max Martin. She also revealed that she will be releasing the album this summer., stay tuned for more information.
Here is the Arturo Sandoval x Pharrell Williams collaboration featuring Ariana Grande titled ‘Arturo Sandoval’. That is one of the songs that will appear on the upcoming new album by renowned Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, “Ultimate Duets“, which is due May 15th. This is a pretty good Latin record produced by Pharrell Williams and Arturo Sandoval, make sure to cop it on iTunes and check it out below!
Ten Time Grammy winning Jazz Icon Arturo Sandoval will release a new album ‘Ultimate Duets’ on May 18th. After five years, Arturo Sandoval is making a comeback to the music scene with his ‘Ultimate Duets’ album with collaborations including Stevie Wonder, Placido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Josh Groban, Juan Luis Guerra, Al Jarreau, Alejandro Sanz, Prince Royce, David Bisbal and Pharrell Williams with Ariana Grande on the tune titled ‘Arturo Sandoval’. Check out the whole tracklist below.
Arturo Sandoval – Ultimate Duets (2018) (May 18)
01 – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing feat. Prince Royce
02 – Corazon Partio feat. Alejandro Sanz
03 – People feat. Stevie Wonder
04 – Granada feat. Plácido Domingo & Vicente Amigo
05 – Arturo Sandoval feat. Pharell & Ariana Grande
06 – Solo Esta Soledad feat. Josh Groban
07 – La Bilirrubina feat. Juan Luis Guerra
08 – Andante, Andante feat. Anni-Frid Lyngstadt
09 – El Ruido feat. David Bisbal
10 – After All feat. Al Jarreau
11 – Quimbara feat. Celia Cruz
According to the Huffington Post, they revealed one track with Pharrell that will be on her upcoming album titled ‘Blame’. “This “tracklist” in the ‘No More Tears Left To Cry’ video appeared to suggest that in addition to his production credits, Pharrell will also feature as a guest vocalist on one track, seemingly titled ‘Blame’.”
Ariana Grande will drop the first song from her forthcoming album on April 27, a source close to the situation confirmed to Variety. The news was first reported by Hits. The album, which has seen the 24-year-old singer collaborating with Pharrell Williams, Max Martin among others is said to be deeply personal and inspired by her experiences over the past two years. Those experiences include the tragedy at Grande’s concert in Manchester, England last May 22, when a terrorist set off a bomb outside the arena, killing 23 people, including the attacker, and wounding approximately 500 others.
Just two weeks later, Grande and her manager Scooter Braun staged “One Love Manchester,” a benefit concert in the city that also featured Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Take That, Imogen Heap, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams, Victoria Monét, Marcus Mumford and Liam Gallagher. The concert raised more than $13 million for victims of the attack. The tragedy has seemingly brought forth a heightened political consciousness in the singer. While Grande has kept a relatively low profile since completing her “Dangerous Woman” tour in September — which resumed shortly after “One Love Manchester” — she performed her song “Be Alright” at the March for Our Lives pro-gun-control rally in Washington D.C.
The music producer’s latest venture is designing tennis kit for the US Open – but, he tells Sophie Heawood, this is just the start. So there I am, gorging on yellowtail sashimi at Nobu in Malibu, waiting for Pharrell Williams to turn up for this interview, when his assistant arrives to tell me the good news — he’s outside! The bad news, though, is that he can’t come in, so she is going to drive me to her house (which turns out to be his house, a rented weekend retreat) where we will talk instead. Paparazzi? Sulking? Nerves? No. Apparently, Williams can’t leave his black SUV to enter the restaurant because he hasn’t eaten all day and the man is ravenous.
Leaving a restaurant because you’re hungry — it all makes perfect sense in Celebrityville. Not that I’m complaining. The house turns out to be a minimalist haven, with a wall of glass 80ft wide overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nothing else. On arrival I am asked to remove my shoes, so I plop my sandals into an outdoor basket beside a pair of multicoloured Adidas sneakers that say Pharrell Williams on the back. He is here! Barefoot, wearing a printed lilac T-shirt, baggy jeans and casual gold jewellery, the superstar musician and producer comes to greet me, noticeably polite. In fact, apart from the solid minute he spends deep in prayer to bless the big plate of Southern soul food brought by the chef (his head is down and his lips are moving), Williams doesn’t break eye contact for our entire conversation.
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