Mariah Carey is back again, this time with the third (fourth if you count “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)”) single from her 14th studio album, The Art of Letting Go, “You’re Mine (Eternal).” The Darkchild-produced slow jam is equal parts HIT and MISS. HIT: The song is classic Mariah with a couple modern twists (a hard-hitting beat, vocoder effects on the background vocals, etc.). It’s also really catchy. MISS: It kind of feels like Mariah’s trying to recreate “We Belong Together,” and honestly, “You’re Mine (Eternal)” doesn’t hold a candle to the heart-wrenching emotion and altogether hypnotizing nature of the aforementioned Billboard Song of the Decade for the 2000s. When it’s all said and done, I think I prefer “#Beautiful.”
Is the drought over? Will radio finally embrace a new Mariah Carey single? I’m leaning towards no — but I’d love to be proven wrong!
Stream “You’re Mine (Eternal)” via Mariah’s official YouTube channel below. If you like what you hear, support Mariah by buying the song on iTunes! If you’re interested, there’s also an official remix featuring Trey Songz (which is actually a little more interesting).