The producers of Ariana Grande‘s hit single “thank u, next” have explained how they made the track on a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed. The song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 (currently No. 2) and was the eighth most-downloaded song of November on DJcity.
In the video, Los Angeles-based duo Social House and multiplatinum producer and songwriter TBHits begin by recalling when they knew the song would be a hit. They then discuss how they came up with the vibe for the track before breaking it down in Pro Tools.
TBHits, aka Tommy Brown, has frequently collaborated with Ariana since 2013. He helped produced her singles such as “Let Me Love You” featuring Lil Wayne, “better off,” and “Be Alright.” He has also worked with artists like DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, and Jennifer Lopez.
Social House is made up of Michael “Mikey” Foster and Charles “Scootie” Anderson. They’ve worked with the likes of Chris Brown and J Lo, too, and are also recording artists themselves. Last Summer, the duo released their debut single “Magic In The Hamptons” featuring Lil Yachty.
Watch Deconstructed above.