Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ Lyric Video Goes Old School in Black + White
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been teased with snippets from Ariana Grande of the first single titled ‘Problem’ off her untitled sophomore album due out later in 2014. She debuted the track before a live audience at the Radio Disney Music Awards and then later that night on iTunes and now, we can sing along with her and Iggy Azalea with the newly released lyric video.
‘Problem’ officially debuted on iTunes on April 28 at midnight and within 40 minutes, the track shot up to number one on the digital download charts, breaking the record previously set by Taylor Swift with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’
The track is a mix of pop, R&B and dance in a style that is reminiscent of many ’90s hits. Often compared to Mariah Carey, Grande’s vocals hit high-pitched notes surrounded by a catchy saxophone riff and rap lyrics by Iggy Azalea. The song’s lyrics are born out of that timeless theme of girls falling for the wrong guy. “Tell me, tell me baby / Why did you leave / me / Cause even though I shouldn’t want it / I gotta have it / I want you.”
But in the end, Grande realizes she’s better off as she admits that she has “One less problem without ya / I got one less problem without ya.” In a recent interview, Grande admitted that the song was written about an ex in mind.
Hmmm, who would that be?
Watch the lyric video for Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ feat. Iggy Azalea above!