The pony-tailed pop star who has made herself notorious for her high pitched whistle notes, and whimsical cadences has now made her way into our homes via her performance-driven Netflix special. Though our ongoing pandemic prevents us from standing front and center at one of her sold out arenas, Ariana Grandes Excuse Me. I Love You. is available on the streaming giants platform.
Grande, also known by adoring fans as Ari, dropped Excuse Me, I Love You overnight on Netflix — exactly one year after wrapping her “Sweetener” world tour. The majority of the movie focuses on this singer’s powerhouse vocals during her concerts around the globe, and offers a candid glimpse into Grande’s offstage life that is as sweet as her glam persona.
Through it all, she humbly serves charming, relatable political realness, as she dramatically fakes a fainting fall when she hears the news that the House voted to impeach President Trump. And when Grande learns that Carey, her musical idol, has asked her to record a solo clip of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” along with other artists, she gets misty-eyed. These heartfelt touches mixed in with bops like “Thank U, Next” help to shape an endearing, multidimensional personalty for the performer who is seen strutting in her iconic thigh-high boots before multitudes of adoring fans.
The 27-year-old superstar singer called the project a “love letter to u all” in a teaser she posted on social media earlier this month.
Only 2020, with all it’s up and downs, and social distancing regulations could make a concert documentary like this one, seem this nourishing and personal. Even the most casual of listeners might find themselves saying, quite simply, thank you.
Watch the trailer for Excuse Me. I Love You below!