“motive” is the third track on Ariana Grande’s 2020 album ‘Positions.’ The song features vocals by Doja Cat, and is also produced by Murda Beatz. In the song, the singers ask their significant others what their motives are to get close to them.
Ariana Grande announced her sixth studio album ‘Positions‘ seemingly out of nowhere on October 14, 2020. A week later, the pop star released the lead single and the title track of the album titled ‘positions.’ The album releases on October 30, 2020. This is Grande’s follow-up project to her 2019 heartbreak album ‘Thank U, Next.’
When two people get together for the first time, there will always be some jitters about each other’s motivations to get close. It is more or less a leap of faith every time that proceeds to the beginning of a relationship.
Listen to “motive” by Ariana Grande Ft. Doja Cat
In the lyrics to the song, Ariana Grande contemplates the motives behind a guy who is subliminally trying to get together with her. Ariana Grande wants nothing to do with subliminal messages and hints. She wants to know straight up if he is for real and what his intentions are.
In the verse by Doja Cat, the singer follows a similar question pattern for this boy. She wonders if he would treat her like a trophy or treat her like a game. A trophy wife is when the guy wins big with a perfect girl. So she, too, urges him to spill his motives in linking up with her.
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