The song also seems to take inspiration from Miller's track '2009'
The new track is taken from the pop titan’s second album in six months, ‘thank u, next’. Released today, the album also features hit songs ‘7 Rings’ and ‘Imagine’.
However, the song most fans seem to be talking about is ‘Ghostin’ – an emotionally-driven ballad that speaks of grief and regret.
“Though I wish he were here instead, Don’t want that living in your head, He just comes to visit me, When I’m dreaming every now and then (And then),” Grande sings.
“I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again, Over him, mmh, I know that it breaks your heart when I cry again, ‘Stead of ghostin’ him,” she continues. You can listen to the track below.
ghostin, a song by Ariana Grande on Spotify
“wait is the song “ghostin” about Ariana Grande mourning Mac Miller and apologizing to Pete Davidson for having to see her in that state,” one fan tweeted.
“when I listen to ghostin I get this image in my head of Ariana crying over Mac while laying next to p*te with their backs turned to each other and her waking up in the morning and giving him his ring back and walking out of his apartment and THATS why Im so SAd my heart is BROKEN,” another added.
“ghostin is really heavy to listen to. LIKE REALLY HEAVY. easily her best song, best ballad, lyrically her best, everything about this song….WOW,” another tweeted. You can see her fan reactions below.
Fans have also spotted similarities between the musicality of ‘Ghostin’ with Miller’s track ‘2009’ taken from his 2018 album ‘Swimming’.
Grande’s album’s release comes hours after Ariana confirmed why she won’t be performing at the Grammys this coming Sunday.
Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich had previously said Grande had declined to perform after multiple conversations because she “felt it was too late for her to pull something together”, but Grande is now disputing this version of events.