The countdown to Ariana Grande’s next album drop is officially on. Thank U, Next is due out February 8th—mere months after her last album, Sweetener. And fans now know that one song, entitled “Break Up With Your Girlfriend. I’m Bored.” reportedly samples an NSYNC song.
Grande posted the Thank U, Next track list to her Instagram on January 22nd. However, days earlier, on January 13th, Twitter account spillaristea broke the news that Grande had recently registered two new songs, one of which samples”Makes Me Ill” from the boy band’s No Strings Attached. The account also revealed that Grande registered a song called “Fake Smiles,” which samples “After Laughing Comes Tears” by ’60s songstress Wendy Rene. Grande confirmed via Instagram that “Fake Smiles” is indeed on the album.
We’re also totally stoked about “NASA,” “Bad Idea,” and “Ghostin.” Honestly, we’re stoked about all of them.
If “Makes Me Ill” isn’t already on your early-2000s throwback playlist, check it out below before hearing it sampled on “Break Up With Your Girlfriend.”
February 8th cannot come soon enough.