The final song on the new album, “Get Well Soon,” ends with a long moment of silence. The track runs 5:22, the date of the tragic bombing that left 22 dead and dozens injured.
Grande’s fans are reacting to the tribute and having a hard time holding it together.
I was confused at first, but I learned that the last 40 sec of silence on “Get Well Soon” are to honor the victims of the Manchester bombing... 😢— K (@BaeleenaInThisB) August 17, 2018
we’re not supposed to have any tears left to cry but... here I am#Sweetener pic.twitter.com/mowI7WZb7A
the fact ariana honoured the Manchester victims in get well soon allowing a moment of silence until it was 5 minutes 22 seconds long, I just don't have the words right now. she has my entire heart. @ArianaGrande you're an angel ♡ #Sweetener— Chelsea (@Chelseaxphelps) August 17, 2018
Grande stated in an interview with ELLE magazine that “Get Well Soon” is about her physical response to the tragedy. In the months after the Manchester bombing, Grande experienced a decline in health. “When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn’t breathe,” she told the magazine.
Grande also showed her emotion during an appearance Thursday night on “The Tonight Show”, breaking down during a tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Grande sang “Natural Woman” in honor of the legendary singer who died on Thursday at the age of 76.