As “new singles” go, Mariah Carey is no stranger. Indeed, since the Summer of 2012 the diva has been trying in vain to gain traction on a succession of songs to usher in the release of her fourteenth studio album.
And with the latest, ‘The Art Of Letting Go’, falling flat upon its arrival back in November, it appears Mimi has once again gone back to the drawing board.
Details on the debut of her newest material after the jump…
Speaking during her set on New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly this week, the mother of two revealed that her as-yet-untitled new single will impact on Valentines Day (February 14th), while its parent album is scheduled for a “Spring 2014” roll-out.
The cut follows a slew of previous efforts including ‘Triumphant’ (2012) and ‘Beautiful (ft. Miguel)’ (2013).
Given the caliber of Mariah’s name and talent, we’re still predisposed to being excited about news of new music – despite her many mishaps.
That said, if being anything more than a catalogue act is on her agenda, it’s imperative that her next move is a major one. No more spoken word poems ala ‘Letting Go’, or minimalist nursery rhymes such as ‘Touch My Body’ and ‘Obsessed’. Something, anything, from the school of ‘We Belong Together’, ‘Don’t Forget About Us’, and ‘Beautiful’ is just what the comeback doctor ordered. Qualitative cuts that satisfy radio, critics, and fans in unison.