Settle in, pop followers, as a result of the look ahead to Ariana Grande‘s seventh album could possibly be an extended one. In a brand new video for the R.E.M. Magnificence YouTube channel, the “Positions” singer bought candid about when she could be releasing new music, and for now, the reply is just not till she completes filming on “Wicked.” Grande is set to play Glinda within the two-part adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, which is being directed by Jon M. Chu, and since that is her dream function, she’s focusing all of her power into giving the perfect efficiency she will.
Whereas giving viewers a tutorial on the right way to recreate her geometric eyeliner look, Grande answered followers’ questions, together with one about when she could be releasing new music. “This can be a query I am nervous to reply, however I really feel like I need to have a bit of little bit of transparency and honesty with my followers,” she mentioned. “The reality is, I’ve not begun an album.”
“The Voice” coach went on to disclose that she desires to verify “Depraved” has 100% of her consideration. In spite of everything, she’s been dreaming about taking part in Glinda the Good Witch since she was a bit of lady. “That’s going to have every bit of me, each minute, each ounce of my coronary heart, my time, my soul, my every thing that I can provide it,” she mentioned of the function. “My arms are fairly full with plenty of different ‘thrillifying’ work for the time being. I’m spending all of my time with Glinda, I simply was not prepared.”
Chu not too long ago introduced on Twitter that “Wicked” will be split into two parts, with the primary half releasing Christmas 2024 and the second on Christmas 2025. Filming of the film is about to start this summer time. Grande’s costar Cynthia Erivo, who’s taking part in Elphaba, not too long ago instructed Variety that the forged and crew are nonetheless engaged on creating the film’s vibe. “We’re kind of originally, we’re all having conversations about what we would like, what we need to do, just like the type of it,” Erivo mentioned. “I spoke to Paul Tazewell, who’s our costume designer and only recently Oscar-nominated, and Jon [Chu], who’s our director, who’s unbelievable, and we’re all kind of speaking about how we would like it to really feel.”
On condition that it is nonetheless early days for “Depraved,” it could possibly be fairly a while earlier than Grande releases a brand new batch of authentic songs. Nevertheless, since “Depraved” is a musical, she might be singing her coronary heart out on the large display screen quickly sufficient. Plus, Grande has wanted to play Glinda since a minimum of 2011, when she tweeted in regards to the Broadway present. Now that her dream is coming true, it makes excellent sense that she’s specializing in Glinda as a substitute of a brand new album for now.