Ariana Grande Premieres Zedd/Max Martin-Produced Dance Anthem “Break Free”: Listen

After relentlessly teasing “Break Free” on Instagram, Ariana Grande finally unveiled the follow-up to “Problem” this afternoon (July 2). Co-produced by Zedd and Max Martin, the fast and furious club banger certainly represents a new sound for the 21-year-old, who is best known for her power ballads and mid-tempo jams.

The second taste of Ari’s imminent sophomore set My Everything is a manic floorfiller that picks up where Zedd’s last big hit “Clarity” left off. It’s fairly straightforward EDM but Swedish hitmaker Max Martin makes sure that it has a distinct pop sensibility. “Problem” was blocked from reaching number one by Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” but the pint-sized diva could have better luck this time. Listen after the jump.

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  • Anthony Gilbert Aragon

    I love this single so much her voice/emotions is so real on it, and Zedd is a production master he’s in his own lane. Thsi song is going to blast to the top of the charts just wait and see.

  • Eduardo A. Figueroa Martinez

    Yes this song will so top the charts!!! She is stepping out of her comfort zone and she nailed it! #ArianaRocks

  • mike

    This song is too basic for her. She has a phenomenal voice. Why is she using it for songs that should have come out in 2012, if ever?

    • Rick

      Mike, maybe you haven’t noticed the rising popularity of EDM in mainstream music. When you climb out from under that rock you’ll realize there isn’t a better time for this song to be released; especially since with Ariana and Zedd have established a name for themselves.

      On the other hand I do agree that her vocals for this track are basic in comparison to her potential.

  • joe

    i totally agree, it’s a good song but very 2012.

  • Adam

    So nice to finally hear her breathing in between words and enunciating for once… upgrade

  • Sven Kiebooms

    I love this song. I’m looking forward for her new album!