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The title track of Ariana Grande's seventh studio album, "Eternal Sunshine," draws inspiration from the 2004 science fiction film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey. The movie explores themes of memory, love, and loss as a couple undergoes a procedure to erase each other following a painful breakup. The film ultimately suggests that past experiences, even the negative ones, shape who we are. Ariana Grande first dated real estate mogul Dalton Gomez in early 2020 and they tied the knot in May 2021. They separated after two years and finalized the divorce in October 2023. Drawing a parallel to her personal life, "Eternal Sunshine" finds Grande reflecting on the breakdown of her marriage. The song's title becomes a metaphor for her desire to move past the emotional pain of the separation, mirroring the film's narrative.

While Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind highlights the importance of learning from past experiences, "Eternal Sunshine" leans towards a struggle with letting go. Grande's lyrics reference the memory-erasure process in the film, emphasizing the difficulty of fully forgetting a past lover. This resonates with the challenges we face in processing the complexities of relationships, especially when coupled with the media scrutiny surrounding Grande's personal life. Despite expressing a desire for closure and potentially hinting at new love, the song, like the film's ending, leaves a hint of unresolved emotions. The pessimistic undertones suggest a potential for repeating the cycle of pain by refusing to fully confront the past.

Grande wrote the lyrics herself. She composed the song with Swedish hitmaker Max Martin, producer and artist Shintaro Yasuda (who co-produced "Off the Table" from Positions), and Korean-American hip-hop producer Davidor. The four also produced the track with Martin's frequent sidekick, Ilya.

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4/4Time Signature
160BPM

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Republic Records
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