With just a week to go before Sweetener (Aug. 17) officially drops, Ariana Grande just can’t help teasing more music from her anticipated fourth album. The latest preview came in a tweet on Thursday night (Aug. 9) when the singer posted 10 seconds of her riding around in a car listening to the soulful track “R.E.M.,” which features the lyrics “If you can believe/ Such a dream to me.” Ari looks blissful checking out the track before breaking the mood by sticking her tongue out at the end of the clip.
one week 🙂 pic.twitter.com/M3jmLS5u2E
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 10, 2018
The snippet dropped just hours after Grande revealed the official Sweetener merchandise collection on her website. It’s going to be a busy week, with Grande slated to appear on The Late Late Show‘s Carpool Karaoke on Aug. 15, and perform at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 20. On Wednesday (Aug. 8), Grande announced a performance series titled “American Express x Ariana Grande: The Sweetener Sessions” in support of her upcoming album.
The singer will treat fans to three exclusive performances at small venues in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles following the release of Sweetener, with the first event slated for New York City’s Irving Plaza after the VMAs. Grande will then perform at The Vic in Chicago on Aug. 22, and at Los Angeles’ Ace Theater on Aug. 25.