Break Free (song)

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"Break Free"
Single by Ariana Grande featuring Zedd
from the album My Everything
ReleasedJuly 2, 2014 (2014-07-02)
Conway Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Zedd1 Studio
(Santa Monica, California)
Ariana Grande singles chronology
"Break Free"
"Bang Bang"
"Break Free"
"Bang Bang"
Zedd singles chronology
Music video
"Break Free" at YouTube

"Break Free" is a song by American recording artist Ariana Grande. It features Russian-German musician and producer Zedd. The song is the second single from Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014). It premiered on July 2, 2014 on Total Ariana Live, which is a revival of the MTV show Total Request Live, and was released later that day.

Release[change | change source]

"Break Free" made its premiere during the one-day revival of the MTV show Total Request Live in a half-hour special titled Total Ariana Live on July 2, 2014.[3] Hours after the song's premiere, it was released several hours later.[4] It soon reached number one on the iTunes sales chart.[5]

Music video[change | change source]

The music video made its premiere on YouTube on August 12, 2014. It happened an hour after its official announcement was made.[6] It premiered on television three days later on Disney Channel during the premiere of the original movie How to Build a Better Boy.[7]

The plot consists of Grande on a fictional planet giving up her allegiance to an evil regime and freeing a group of prisoners from their cages. She is then attacked by a giant robot and the planet's overlord. Her character succeeds in killing the villain, and the clip ends with Grande and the prisoners she rescued flying away in a spaceship. The song's producer Zedd makes an appearance.

References[change | change source]

  1. Corner, Lewis (August 13, 2014). "'Break Free' Single Review". Digital Spy.
  2. Villa, Lucas (April 22, 2015). "Listen: Zedd helps Ariana Grande 'Break Free' on new dance track". AXS.
  3. "MTV, Ariana Grande Reviving 'TRL' for One Day to Debut New Song 'Break Free'". Music Times. 25 June 2014.
  4. "New Music: Ariana Grande (feat. Zedd) – 'Break Free'". Direct Lyrics.
  5. Cantor, Brian (July 3, 2014). "Ariana Grande's "Break Free" Climbs iTunes Sales Chart". Headline Planet.
  6. Grande, Ariana (August 12, 2014). "surprise! break free video in an hour".
  7. Wagmeister, Elizabeth (August 8, 2014). "Ariana Grande To Debut 'Break Free' Music Video On Disney Channel". Hollywood Life.

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