27-year-old ‘7 Rings’ superstar Ariana Grande is opening up about the inspiration behind her new song ‘My Hair’ off her latest album POSITIONS!
In an interview with the Zach Sang Show, Grande says that her own hair was the actual inspiration behind the track, revealing: “It definitely is [personal], especially when your hair kind of is something that you use to differentiate, you know what I mean? It’s kind of like the red was Cat, and that was very much a character, and it was very much a portion of my life that I love and I am so grateful for. I look at it and I love it, and I see red, and I’m like red hair, and I’m like oh my god. I think I fondly of that, but it, again, is not me.” She continued: “Then I see the journey that it’s been to you know. I did put out ‘Put Your Hearts Up’ with red hair, and that felt weird. I felt like it was keeping me in… everyone thinks I hate that record, I do not, but I do consider it a transitional part of my life. That’s why I never made an album or anything because I didn’t feel like that was an accurate reflection of who I was as an artist or a person. This is a confusing time. This also was a song written during a writing camp when I was writing songs for Victorious, and it’s heavy, and it kind of ties me to that. What do you do when you’re an actress on a television show who’s trying to pursue a music career simultaneously because you’re insane and can’t wait. You dye your hair back and forth every weekend… By the time we did Sam & Cat, we had wigs and it was easier, but then the ponytail, and then you know, it’s all been kind of like associated with different chapters of my life.”
On her real hair, Ariana says: “My real hair, which is the humungous, curly, curly poof is kind of, I don’t know… I say so few people get to see it, and it’s cute, and it reminds me of me as a kid, and it reminds me of you know, it’s who I am privately. But so is this. I wear my ponytail all the time too, but the curls are definitely something that I don’t bring around much…” Listen to Ariana Grande talk incessantly about her hair and ‘My Hair’ below and let us know: DO YOU LIKE MY HAIR? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG OFF POSITIONS??? WHAT’S YOUR REAL HAIR LIKE? IS IT CURLY LIKE ARIANA’S??? “To run your hands through my hair / Baby, ’cause that’s why it’s there / Come run your hands through my hair / Ooh, baby, so don’t you be scared.”