With a little help from the DJ by the name of Zedd, Ariana Grande unleashes a mega dance track with powerful beats and an addictive, pop-inspired chorus. Once again, Ariana proves that she is simply amazing at what she does. "Break Free" is a departure from Ariana's typical style of music, but she makes it seem like she is a veteran of electronic dance music with this single. The song is about a failed relationship and how Ariana is ready to "break free" and be liberated. She sings: "This is the part when I say I don't want ya. I'm stronger than I've been before. This is the part when I break free. 'Cause I can't resist it no more." She uses the word "hell" once in the following context: "On the highway to hell, yeah." The music video sees a futuristic-looking Ariana Grande dancing and spinning around.