Break Free by Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd
“Break free” is Ariana Grande’s invitation to visit her futuristic world through the second single released from “My Everything”. Inspired by a Disney project, Ariana Grande developed a funny story about how a woman can save the universe through music.
Similarly to Star Wars’ debut, the viewers will read the main ideas of the plot, finding out that the heroine of the story is a sensual young woman, wearing a white outfit and high-heeled shoes. In accordance to the background of the story, Ariana Grande’s face is painted with mysterious symbols. She travels through time and space in a white spacecraft, she arrives on a desert planet reminding of Mars, where she fights with ferocious aliens and robots having captured her friends. During her mission, she performs a suite of funny things such as using an electric lipstick, to get ready for the party or using the final weapon, her breasts, which will become rockets.
Ariana Grande uses teleportation, creates a party on her spacecraft, naturally supported by Beats Audio systems, one of her sponsors. When everybody seems to enjoy the moment, she touches the speed command, initiating the space travelling procedure. The viewers can’t know for sure what happened to them, since the end is an abrupt one, leaving them no details about the destination.
“Break free”, featuring German musician Zedd, was released on July 2, 2014, marking Ariana Grande’s intention to combine her traditional R&B style with electropop. The song was written by Max Martin, one of Ariana Grande’s recurrent collaborators, Anton Zaclasvki and Savan Kotecha, while Zedd and Max Martin produced it.
Inspired by Star Wars and similar science fiction creations, “Break free” tells the story of a galactic fighter, rescuing her comrades and having fun, while travelling to an uncertain destination. The video was created by Chris Marrs Piliero, also directing “People Like Us” (Kelly Clarkson), “Blow” (Kesha) or “Be Good to Me” (Ashley Tisdale). Since Star Wars was his inspiration, fans worldwide will admire Ariana Grande getting undressed in a room, where gravity pushes every object into different direction than expected.