Grande has wiped her Sweetener Instagram page and replaced it with promo for the new album, which fans believe could be named Eternal Sunshine. In the “yes, and?” music video, there’s a set of coordinates in the opening shot, written on the critics’ invitations. The coordinates are for Montauk, New York, the famous setting of the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. Grande commented a heart under one fan page’s post about the theory, which many took as unofficial confirmation.
Internet detectives also theorise Eternal Sunshine could be a tribute to Grande’s ex Mac Miller. In an interview with Complex in 2013, while they were dating, the late rapper spoke about his love for the film. “I love Jim Carrey when he’s being serious. He killed this role. Whenever I’m talking to a girl, I always tell them to watch Eternal Sunshine. It cuts deep,” he said at the time.
What’s the vibe for AG7?
Red lipstick? Grande, who rarely ever wore red lipstick prior to 2023, has been wearing the shade a lot lately, even on the cover art for “yes, and?” (According to Grande, that image will also be the album cover.) That’s about all we have to go on at the moment, besides the optimistic, confident themes of “Yes, and?” Its energy is very reminiscent of the popular sassy GIF of Grande on a red carpet mouthing the words, “What about it?”
Judging by the lead single’s lyrics, owning her narrative and breaking her silence on the constant media speculation and scrutiny around her divorce and new relationship could also be major themes. Grande actually teased the single in early January, stepping out in a crewneck sweatshirt with the words “yes, and?” written in her signature lowercase across the chest.
This article originally appeared on Teen Vogue.