In gearing up for the release of her highly-anticipated sophomore attempt, My Everything, power-house songstress Ariana Grande dropped her new song “Break Free” yesterday, featuring EDM heavyweight Zedd. Possibly the club anthem of the summer, “Break Free” shows that Ariana is not all power ballads and throwback ’90s jams, but, rather, is dipping her toes into exciting new waters for her upcoming record.
Our own Mike Wass loved the song, noting that it “is a manic floorfiller that picks up where Zedd’s last big hit “Clarity” left off. It’s fairly straightforward EDM but Swedish hitmaker Max Martin makes sure that it has a distinct pop sensibility.”
But what did the rest of the music world have to say about Ari’s latest track? Read our round-up of reviews across the web below.
:: Music Times raved about the new track, saying it’s “a club banger, EDM-filled nugget of dance bliss.”
:: PopJustice offered up this simple review: “Produced by Zedd ‘Break Free’ is, as you might imagine, quite the toe-tapper.”
:: radio.com believes that “Break Free” might gain the same amount of clout as Ari’s first single “Problem.” “Now she may have another possibility, and although the song is different on the surface, it has every potential to be just as big as its predecessor, thanks to an all-star assist in Zedd.”
:: Fuse thinks this Ariana Grande has conquered the world of EDM with “Break Free.” “With the help of “Clarity” producer Zedd, the Mariah Carey disciple brings her belts to a synth-soaked, beatdrop-heavy banger. Listen til the very end for a zippy breakdown you’d be crazy not to rock out to.”
:: MuuMuse calles “Break Free” a surefire smash, and adds, “In case you haven’t already noticed, Ariana Grande is being positioned as pop’s biggest thing in 2014 — whether you stan or not.”
:: Pop Dust says that “Ariana’s latest single, an electro club banger produced by “Clarity” hitmaker Zedd, could also almost be classified as nostalgic given that American radio has all but abandoned EDM this year in favour of other more trendy genres like trap music and hip-hop.”
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