New Music: Mariah Carey – “You’re Mine (Eternal)”

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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.” Continue reading

New Music: Mariah Carey – “The Art of Letting Go”

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“Go to ‘Mimi’ on your contacts – press delete.”

Oh, Mariah.  Oh, woof.  Mariah Carey went ahead and dropped the title track from her long-awaited 14th studio album, “The Art of Letting Go,” this afternoon, and it’s a limp, meandering break-up song filled to the brim with silly vocab words like, “dominion” and “reverberating,” and awkward, unimaginative phrases like, “Letting go ain’t easy, it’s just exceedingly hurtful.”  Even Mariah’s characteristically strong vocals can’t save this dated, empty balladHow did we manage to go from “#Beautiful” to this? Continue reading