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[Break Free is] fantastic and super-experimental for me. I never thought I'd do an EDM song, but that was an eye-opening experience, and now all I want to do is dance.

–Ariana Grande[1]

"Break Free" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande featuring Zedd that serves as the second single from her sophomore album, My Everything. It was released on July 2, 2014.

BackgroundEdit

Zedd was backstage at a Universal Records showcase when he heard Grande sing. At the time, he didn't know who it was, but he knew he wanted to work with whoever's voice it was.

Grande first confirmed she had recorded a song with Zedd in an interview with Billboard on April 28, 2014. She then talked about "Break Free" at the 2014 Wango Tango and stated that she wanted the song to be the next single.[2][3]

Throughout the month of June, Grande hinted about her second single but did not reveal that it was a collaboration with Zedd until June 21, when she also revealed the title of the track. On June 22, 2014, she started a ten day online countdown to the release of the song where she officially confirmed that Zedd was a featured artist on the track.

LyricsEdit

If you want it, take it
I shoulda said it before
Tried to hide it, fake it
I can't pretend anymore (ooh)

I only wanna die alive
Never by the hands of a broken heart (ooh)
I don't wanna hear you lie tonight
Now that I've become who I really are

This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more
This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more

You were better, deeper
I was under your spell, yeah
Like a deadly fear I am, babe
On the highway to hell

I only wanna die alive
Never by the hands of a broken heart (ooh)
I don't wanna hear you lie tonight
Now that I've become who I really are

This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more
This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more

(No more, baby)
(Whoooh)

Thought on your body I came alive
It was lethal, it was fatal
In my dreams it felt so right
But I woke up everytime

Oh baby

This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more
This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more

VideosEdit

The music video was filmed June 10 through June 12, 2014[4], and released August 12, 2014.

The audio for the song was released onto one of Grande's alternate accounts on July 3, 2014.

TriviaEdit

  • "Break Free" is Grande's first EDM song.
  • The song is featured on the game Just Dance 2015.[5]
  • The extended mix of the song is included on The Remix, a 15-track Ariana Grande compilation album released in June 2015. The compilation album is so far only available for purchase in Japan.

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