By Sarah Kelsey
If you’ve been looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, may we present you with a little musical gift from Ariana Grande. The 21-year-old, who brought the house down at Sunday’s American Music Awards, took to Twitter to share the news of her latest song, “Santa Tell Me.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 24, 2014
The tune is bubbly and upbeat, exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Florida native, but its lyrics are a little more serious and deal with the reality of holiday heartbreak.
“Santa tell me if you’re really there
Don’t make me fall in love again
If he won’t be here next year
Santa tell me if he really cares
Cause I can give it all away if he won’t be here next year”
Much like Mariah Carey’s seasonal songs, this ballad is expected to be a massive holiday hit, one more success in what has been a massive year for the former Nickelodeon starlet. In August, Ariana released her second studio album, “My Everything,” and in September, her third single (featuring Canadian band The Weeknd), “Love Me Harder,” debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
She even found time to perform on Saturday Night Live – an episode that was hosted by Chris Pratt.