|In My Head|
|Song by Ariana Grande|
|Album||Thank U, Next|
|Released||February 8, 2019|
|Thank U, Next chronology|
It was released on February 8, 2019.
"In My Head" was finished in twelve hours. It was written by Ariana Grande, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Nathan "Happy" Perez, Lindel Deon Nelson Jr., Jameel Roberts, and NOVA Wav's members Brittany "Chi" Coney and Denisia Andrews. Wansel and Perez handled the production and programming and played the keyboards alongside Jproof. NOVA Wav co-produced the track, while Joe Gallagher engineered it. Grande produced the vocals, and Perez played the guitar. Recording took place in three studios: Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California; Entirety Studios in London, England, and Jungle City Studios in New York City. Serban Ghenea mixed "In My Head" with assistance from John Hanes at MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Randy Merrill mastered it at Sterling Sound Studios in New York City.
"In My Head" includes a recorded voicemail by Grande's best friend, Doug Middlebrook, which was added after the track was finished because it suited the lyrics. Initially, a quote by Jack Nicholson saying "You seem to have things strangely confused in your mind" in a movie was used but was later removed for legal reasons. Grande explained, "he was a major help to me throught some v difficult moments so i wanted to capture that a lil [sic], give him a musical hug. It's also his favorite song so it fits."