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Ariana Grande: Why Is Her Album Called “Eternal Sunshine”?

Ariana Grande’s latest album drop, “Eternal Sunshine,” accompanied by the chart-topping single “Yes, and?”, is stirring excitement among her fans. However, there’s more to the album’s title than meets the eye—a nod to a beloved American film that holds a special place in the singer’s heart.

A Nostalgic Nod to Cinema

“Eternal Sunshine” marks a significant milestone in Grande’s career, being her seventh album. Notably, it follows her 2020 release, “Positions,” and introduces a unique approach where no singles were released ahead of the album. Grande explained that she wanted her fans to experience the album in its entirety without preconceptions. “Waiting a bit longer so you can fully experience this record is really my ideal way for you all to discover it,” she shared with her fans.

The project, entirely co-produced with hitmaker Max Martin, follows the musical lineage of her previous work with a blend of pop and R&B vibes, including a creative rendition of Brandy and Monica’s hit “The Boy Is Mine.”

Why “Eternal Sunshine”?

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Grande opened up about the inspiration behind the album’s title. She confirmed her admiration for the 2004 romantic film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. “I think the movie is so beloved because many people can understand that something isn’t right (in a relationship), but we love so much, we want to stay, we want to understand, and all this cycle that can happen in the movie,” Grande explained, noting how deeply the film’s themes resonated with her personal and artistic vision.

A Personal Connection to the Film

Grande also revealed a personal anecdote about her connection to Jim Carrey, the star of the film. “I was really young when I first saw it. I’m a huge fan of Jim Carrey. I don’t know if you know this, but my first screen name was JimCarreyFan42. I was definitely very young. He’s always been one of my favorite actors,” she reminisced. The pop star also had the chance to meet Carrey personally on the set of “Kidding,” an experience she describes as surreal. “Meeting your heroes can be nerve-wracking because you never know how it will turn out, and it’s very scary. He could not have been better. I love him so much more after meeting and working with him.”

Eternal Sunshine and Beyond

As Grande continues to evolve both personally and professionally, “Eternal Sunshine” stands as a testament to her growth, drawing from profound personal inspirations and translating them into music that resonates with a global audience. With this album, Grande not only pays homage to a film that deeply moved her but also invites her fans to a deeper understanding of her artistic and emotional journey.

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