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"Break Free" by Ariana Grande, featuring Zedd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8eRzOYhLuw All right, I’m the first to admit that this video is weird and doesn’t make a lot of sense.  But the girl has pipes, and the song is catchy.  So, therefore, I am forging past the weirdness of the video itself and focusing on the song.

While I love Ariana Grande’s voice, I was a little disappointed in her first album – there weren’t any running songs, which is always a bummer, but there also weren’t any first-dance-potential songs.  They were all in-between, showcasing her beautiful voice, but not taking any risks.  I love that her first two singles from her second album are more fun – this song, and then “Problem” with Iggy Azalea.  They’re both on my running playlist, that’s for sure.  So I’m thinking I’m going to like her second album a little better.

So, on to the song.  Her powerful voice paired with Zedd’s deejay wonderfulness is really fun to listen to.  Here’s the chorus:

This is the part where I say I don’t want you

I’m stronger than I’ve been before

This is the part where I break free

Because I can’t resist it no more

It’s a girl’s song, a powerful way of making a point that she doesn’t need a man.  Not only that, but she doesn’t want him either.  It’s a very strong message, and I love that she’s portraying that for herself, since she’s a young girl, still.  I think that’s part of why the video irritates me.  In the video, she’s shedding clothes, as if they’re the oppressors.  I don’t like that.  But that’s a completely different topic.

Anyway, long story short, this is a cool song to run to.  Girl power, and stuff!

-A.

Monster Dash Half Marathon Training, Week 5

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