Ariana Grande released her second studio album, My Everything, over a year ago, but she’s still managed to keep a high profile in the public eye thanks to non-musical projects. Not only did she make a cameo in the fantasy drama Jem and the Holograms this month, but she’s also had a prominent role on Fox’s new horror comedy, Scream Queens. There was also that whole donut licking incident.
This week, however, Grande returns to the pop star spotlight with a brand new single titled “Focus”. A groovy number from the get-go, it’s highlighted by a massive chorus which couples the stylish attitude and busy percussion of tracks like “Bang Bang” and “Problem” with some urgent pleading that strangely enough reminds me of Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass”.
Check it out below via its equally chic music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis.
“Focus” is the first track from Grande’s upcoming LP, Moonlight, which is expected to drop next year.