Ariana Grande’s ‘Secret’ Identity: Zandhr Album
A week ago, someone going by the name of ‘Zandhr’ released a collection of supposed Ariana Grande songs on several streaming services. But people soon discovered that the album had nothing to do with the singer herself. It did, however, include some of her unofficial music.
an album full of unreleased Ariana tracks, omg pic.twitter.com/A2nL9eYMeA
— sachin (@sachindattani) November 5, 2018
Ariana Has a Secret Identity?
Initially, fans speculated whether she secretly released a whole album under a different identity. But as sources later confirmed, the album “was not affiliated with her” in any way.
Regardless, different users were involved in an online debate about whether the tracks were associated with Ariana Grande. Soon after this though, the songs became unavailable. The songs did sound like they were in Ariana’s voice. However, we still do not know who compiled the collection (i.e. a fan) or who got their hands on the tracks.
— Jake Eliot Bennett (@Jake_Bennett) November 6, 2018
However, we do know that the release was completely unofficial, posted by an unauthorized third party.
The Secret Album
The tracks included ‘Cadillac’ and Champagne’, possibly versions of Ariana’s previously unreleased songs.
Raising fans’ suspicions even more, the biography of Zandhr on Spotify appeared in the upside down font which Ariana Grande has used on her most recent album campaign.
While the music was still available, fans knew many of the songs already:
‘Too Close’ was a bonus track on the Japanese version of ‘My Everything’.
‘Nobody Does It Better’ was apparently intended for her debut album.
‘’Better Days is a song that Ariana Grande performed with Victoria Monet at the One Love Manchester tribute concert.
‘In Your Hands’ was apparently a collaboration between Ariana Grande and Diplo, teased in 2016.
I’m gonna go ahead and say I don’t think this is Arianna, it sounds off. I think it’s either someone making a very good impression of her to boost her own plays, someone stealing a lot of cutting room floor content or a rehash of AG music to push the Zandhr Better Days song pic.twitter.com/47XUizcLBO
— J (@dxtjxsh) November 6, 2018
Ariana Might Drop Another Album
Last weekend, the singer released surprise single ‘Thank U, Next’, in which she sings about four of her ex-boyfriends including Mac Miller and Pete Davidson. Moreover, Grande just recently released her fourth studio album, ‘Sweetener’. But she has already teased a whole new album. The album might come out before the end of the year.
As yet, no-one can seem to find significance in the name Zandhr, or a connection to Ariana Grande herself.