Next from My Everything... #72 ☁️ YOU DON'T KNOW ME ☁️ Average: 6.609 The girl you see in photographs is only A part of the one I am, don't judge me 'Cause that's not reality and all I can be Is in love with who I'm becoming High: 10x5 (@DJHazey @Sanctuary @Crisp X @Wired Life @OspreyQueen) 9.5x1 (@lemonsqueezyy) 9x6 (@soratami @Dijah. @Ugly Beauty @RUNAWAY @slaybellz @SlowGinFizzzz) 8.5x2 (@Music Is Life @superultra) 8x3 (@dylanaber @boombazookajoe @happiestgirl) Low: 2x1 (@Serg.) 3x3 (@Cutlery @TwistedInnocence @WhatKindOfKylie?) 4x3 (@Aester @daninternational @reputation.) 4.5x2 (@citoig @Hurricane Drunk) 4.75x1 (@andrewdarwitan) Total Points: 482.5 My Score: 7/10 We continue throwing out the My Everything bonus tracks as we cut 'You Don't Know Me' today. I actually completely agree on the order we've eliminated these in, so yay us. This little bop is a return to R&B Ariana and features some choppy production, breathy falsettos and a fantastic, true message. The lyrics are both relatable for the famous folk but also for the rest of us. What a bonus track! 2014 was the year Miss Ariana Grande absolutely blew up. 'Problem', 'Bang Bang', 'Break Free', 'Love Me Harder'...the hits kept coming. Suddenly everyone knew who this tiny girl with the big voice was. She was no longer just ours, she was the publics. This resulted in the rumour mill beginning to churn things out. Diva accusations were plenty. She only likes one side of her face to be photographed, she gets carried around like a baby. Things like that. It was endless. As is typical with celebrities, everyone thought they knew her. We take the information we have and fill in the blanks to form an opinion of somebody we've never met. This song speaks to that beautifully. She tells everyone listening that she's not perfect and that they don't know her. It's a very classy hit back at those who have tried to control her narrative. This song actually has a special place in my heart. When the album came out I kinda paid it dust. I liked it but not enough to keep it in rotation. I didn't even know the lyrics very well, which is unlike me. Then something happened. I have a rocky relationship with both sides of my family. My fathers side especially. Because my relationship with my dad isn't very good, they tend to judge me for it. When my parents were together he was emotionally abusive, though he refuses to acknowledge the fact. A lot of my mental illness and issues that I have were caused by him and I'm still battling with them every day. However, his family thinks he's the most wonderful man ever and they villianize my sister and I for keeping our distance. So much so that my grandmother wrote a poem about it that she posted publically on Facebook. They never speak to us when they have a problem with us and instead talk behind our backs or share passive aggressive Facebook posts. Nobody makes an effort to know us, and instead make judgements and decide who we are based on one sided information. It hurts. A lot. One year when this was particularly bad I found myself with this song on repeat. It helped me so much to belt the lyrics with Ari because I felt those words. Until they've walked in my shoes and experienced what I did then they don't know me at all. And that's that on that. Apologies for the personal nature of the above paragraph. Onto production and vocals. Ariana sounds absolutely gorgeous here. She basically floats through the notes effortlessly. I love her performance. I especially enjoy the way she works with dynamics. The first verse stays softer and then in the second verse she lets her voice soar. The song sounds like a release. The production is something I both love and don't love. I like that it sounds kind of dark. I love the delayed vocal echoes. There's just something a little messy and overbearing about it that doesn't click as much with me. I don't know how to describe it but I guess it's what prevented me from giving it a higher score. Since I'm struggling with words, we'll move on to you guys. Beginning with @daninternational (4) and his shade: "She's right, I don't know her." This made me laugh a little. Similarly @reputation. (4) says: "I Don’t Know You, indeed." I might be missing something based on the capitals? Is this a song reference or am I just dumb? @OspreyQueen (10) made a discovery: "Never heard this before and it’s amazing wtf." Aww, I'm glad you loved it! I hope you've been returning to it. @TwistedInnocence (3) isn't feeling it: "This one just doesn't really do much for me." That's how I felt at first too, so I get it. @chrismoyer (5) likes her voice: "Ariana goes a little R&B on this one! It’s pretty good, it fits her voice." I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my write up as usual! @BreatheBox (6) was underwhelmed: "Was very excited for it when she previewed it on that live stream but then the song just drags…." I remember that live stream! I was actually not into it from the clip and liked it a lot better in full! @pop3blow2 (7) drags the production: "Meh, kinda messy & unfocused as a production." Yeah, I think those are my issues with the production too. @RUNAWAY (9) prefers our previously eliminated bonus tracks: "This song is cute and all, but the Target tracks should have made the album instead of these two." That's an...opinion. A couple of you are living for the R&B vibes. @Dijah. (9) says: "R&Biana is superb. Defiant queen." YES! And @superultra (8.5) loves it too: "That R&Biana reign just won’t let up." Truth! We love this for her! @Crisp X (10) has high praises: "The hit that never was. How did this not make it to the main album? Easily one of her best songs." I agree that this should have made the main album but I don't think it has hit potential sadly. @Milotic (7) successfully expresses how I feel with this commentary: "I do like this, but there's just something holding it back for me. I think it's the very disjointed production. There are parts that sound great, but they don't last long enough." THIS THIS THIS! THANK YOU!And finally @DJHazey (10) probably got nervous from getting tagged at the start of the post: "This snuck up on me the first time around because it was relatively new to me since I had paid the bonus tracks dust for some time, but not this time. A highlight in her discography, certainly one of the best productions for sure." Don't worry, 'Just a Little Bit of Your Heart' lives another day. But how many more days does it have left? And that's that. Only one (haha, get it!) My Everything bonus track left. Prepare for your next elimination coming either later today or tomorrow. And let's celebrate today because it's the anniversary of the day I came out! So yay that! Stay safe everyone and I love you.