Ariana Grande's 'Breathin' Video: Hidden Messages You Probably Missed, From Secret Tattoos To Album Tracklist
8 November 2018, 12:02 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 15:40
Ariana Grande has released the official music video for her new song 'Breathin'' and it appears to be loaded with hidden messages and clues about her upcoming fifth album 'Thank U, Next'.
The music video for Ariana Grande's 'Breathin'' dropped on Wednesday and fans were quickly searching for hidden references and clues about 'AG5'.
'Breathin'' is the next song to be released from her album Sweetener, following 'No Tears Left to Cry' and 'God is a Woman'.
The singer has revealed she's already working on her next album and even released the lead single 'Thank U, Next'.
It seems we might know a little bit more about the new album after scanning the visuals for 'Breathin''.
Here's a few of the hidden messages you might have missed in Ariana Grande's 'Breathin'' video...
'AG5' album tracklist
The biggest thing that looks to have been hidden in the 'Breathin'' video is more details about Ariana's fifth album. As Ari makes her way through a crowded bus station, a departure board flashes up that seems to reveal the album's tracklist.
The departures board mentions previously announced track 'Needy' along with new song titles 'Imagine', 'NASA' and 'Remember'. Fans believe that there are nine tracks on Ari's new album so we're now a lot closer to knowing the full tracklist.
Ariana has showed off two, new tattoos in her latest video.
It was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment but as Ari turns her head during one scene, the new tats can be seen behind her right ear. One says "REM", which the singer's favourite song from her Sweetener album, the other is a small, black heart.
Mountain of baggage
During one scene, Ariana is set on top of a pile of suitcases. Some fans think this could be a reference to the "mountain of baggage" that she's had to deal with in the last year.
First, there was the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017 and recently Ari has had to deal with the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her split from Pete Davidson.
Dealing with anxiety
For most of the video, Ariana is walking slowly through a crowded bus station as people rush by alongside her. This appears to reflect the song's message about struggling to cope with anxiety.
At other points in the video, Ari is able to "find my way up into the clouds" and escape from her worries.
Up in the clouds
Early in the video, Ariana's face is obscured by clouds - this is perhaps a reference to how mental health problems like anxiety can cloud our thoughts.
However, by the end of the clip, Ari is sitting above the clouds, swinging through the sky. This feeling of freedom is what 'breathin' strives towards.
Mac Miller tribute?
Fans have speculated that Ariana's new album will contain a tribute to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died in September at the age of 26.
The 'Remember' song teased on the departures board could be a cover of Mac's song 'REMember', which was his own tribute to his friend Eli Mitrani who died in 2012.
Grandpa's reverse vocals
OK so this one isn't in the music video but it's worth a mention anyway...
Back in September, Arianators thought they'd discovered a hidden message in the intro to 'Breathin''. It was rumoured that the opening words were a reverse message from Ariana's late grandpa, Frank Grande. However, Ari later disproved this.