A music geek has arranged an orchestral version of Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’

13 November 2018, 16:58 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 15:31

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard Ariana Grande’s new song about all her ex-boyfriends. Here’s an orchestral transcription – and it’s really quite sweet.

Ariana’s new song has pretty limited instrumentation, leaving the listener to focus instead on the surprisingly wholesome, grateful lyrics about her break-ups.

But one musician has scrapped the synth and percussive pop beats in favour of a symphony orchestra.

Let’s take a minute to appreciate how incredible Ariana Grande’s voice is >

Ariana’s breathy vocals are replaced by a solo flute followed by a few violins, while the percussion section is dominated by a subtle marching drum. It makes quite a pretty orchestral interlude.

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