I see Ariana as someone who is clearly under the heavy thumb of her management and has yet to garner the amount of success that would afford her any creative control or say in her artistic direction. Despite the provocative imagery, there is still an effort to appeal to her younger fanbase.
She is this tiny, doll-like figure with a rainbow splashed across her face and the kind of pretty, but processed voice that sounds like you just pushed a lit-up button on her back. She looks like a Sailor Moon character (but could only DREAM of going that hard
)...A 10-year old's dream. That gives her an edge on social media and streaming, but it's only going to take her so far musically. I don't know if this album is going to be the break-out moment she needs.
I could potentially get into her, but she's going to have to grow up. #grownandsexyoverhere