|Song by Ariana Grande|
|Released||September 3, 2013|
|Yours Truly chronology|
It was released on September 3, 2013.
Background[edit | edit source]
There is an original version of the song, which is much different from the version that appears on Yours Truly. Grande said in an interview when the song was originally recorded, it sounded very upbeat and bright and happy and mo towny and didn't really capture the emotional part of what the song was about. So between 2012 and 2013, Grande's good friends and producers The Rascals, rearranged the song to better fit the message. They added violins and cellos, slowed down the tempo, and changed some on the arrangement. Grande said she feels, "like it finally captures what the song's really about."
On November 6, 2015, Grande posted on Snapchat that she would be releasing the original version of "Honeymoon Avenue" that same week as well as the studio version of "Voodoo Love". Grande also played short snippets of the original composition on Snapchat. Several days later, Grande apologized to fans for the delay but still did not release the songs. In February 2016, promised she would release it by the end of the year but it was taking time because there was a lot of paperwork involved. Finally, the "OG Honeymoon Avenue" (along with "Voodoo Love") was released on August 2, 2016 through her SoundCloud account.