|Single by Ariana Grande|
|Released||May 6, 2016|
|Dangerous Woman chronology|
It was released on May 6, 2016.
"Into You" was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Ariana Grande, with production, programming, keys, guitar, bass, percussion and background vocals handled by Martin and Ilya; Kotecha also provided background vocals. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, "Into You" is written in the key of F♯ minor in common time with a tempo of 108 beats per minute. Grande's vocals span two octaves, 5 notes, and 1 semitone, from F♯3 to E6. "Into You" is an EDM song, "a thudding club beat, lurking synths and sharp clicks." It starts with "a minimal club beat", before "crescendoing into [a] thumping chorus," where "an uptempo disco backline explodes into a monstrous club-ready hook," as noted by Complex's Jessie Morris. Jessica Goodman of Entertainment Weekly added that the song also has "new-age disco beats."
Lyrically, the song has Grande singing of "waiting for her love interest to stop the conversation and finally make a move." During the song, as noted by Plugged In's Adam R. Holz, Grande "brags that [she]'s up for any game her man wants to play ('So name a game to play, and I'll roll the dice, hey') and eventually trades coy flirtiness for more direct instructions ('So, baby, come light me up and maybe I'll let you on it') as she says she's on the verge of losing control ('I can't wait no more/I'm on the edge with no control')." Digital Spy editor Lewis Corner noted the possible references to Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" and Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" were made in the chorus, where both phrases appear together. Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani flet that the chorus of "Into You" referenced both "A Little Less Conversation" and "Touch My Body", and said that the song's refrain is similar to the refrain of Jessie J's "Burnin' Up".