In May, Justin Timberlake injected a massive dose of joy into the world with “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” his peppy earworm from the movie Trolls. But now Ariana Grande has sauntered in (walking side to side, probably) and stolen all the sunshine with “They Don’t Know,” her own bouncy contribution to the soundtrack.
Imagine putting rainbows, fireworks, and candy into a blender and pouring it into your headphones — that’s what listening to this song is like. JT lends his beatboxing skills and backing vocals to the track, as Ari defiantly stands up to haters who step in her way. “I woke up with all this sunlight, ain’t got time to listen to any shade,” she proclaims, vowing to dance off the darkness and taking a page from One Direction’s songbook by telling
Mac Miller her man, “they don’t know about us.”
The Trolls soundtrack, executive produced by Timberlake, dropped today (September 23). The star-studded album features his and Anna Kendrick’s previously released “True Colors” duet, as well as a remix of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” featuring Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, and James Corden.