I was thinking the same thing, but it works well if she is catering her music toward the teens. Or least her image. The new Taylor Swift "princess" image.
I dislike it because it's a distraction when she's performing. She plays with it and mess with it to make sure it's pulled in the front to cover her face. I think she's a little insecure and her hair is like a shield, but I haven't watched her recent performances so maybe she doesn't to it anymore.
Sometimes there's airplanes, I can't jump out. Sometimes there's bullsh!t, that don't work now. We all got out stories, but please tell me... what there's to complain about.
echelon from atrl summed up my thoughts perfectly:
I need Ariana to connect with her fans through the music. After listening to Taylor's music lately, I realize people like her stuff so much not because it's good (most of it is bad), but because she really connects. Sure Ariana can make us dance and weep with her vocals, but I really need her to connect on an emotional level. Maybe Ari just hasn't lived enough yet...
On the other hand, I do really really want more Break Free like bops... but none of that Problem/Focus stuff. I enjoy her being experimental, too... but I want her to attempt bjork/imogen heap levels of experimental. I adore when she dabs into other genres... All My Love is an amazing reggae influenced jam.
I wonder if we will have to wait for one of her dogs to die in order for Ari to have enough emotion to produce something tear jerking. I don't even know if she would be convincing... her voice is so damn angelic that it don't know if she can do anything aside from cute/adorable/etc.