The wait is over.
Mariah Carey‘s eagerly anticipated new single ‘You’re Mine (Eternal)’ debuted literally seconds ago.
Produced by hitmaker Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, the blazing ballad is the latest song to be lifted from the diva’s 14th studio album (which arrives on May 6th).
After a succession of false starts, is Mimi finally onto a winner? Find out below…
Yes, yes, and yes!
As the age-old adage goes, third time’s a charm. Indeed, after three try’s, the diva supreme has finally served up a single from the album befitting of her name, status, and iconic back-catalogue.
A clear cousin of ‘We Belong Together’ and ‘Don’t Forget About Us’ (from both a lyrical and production standpoint), the track excels principally because it isn’t a rushed rehash. Instead, it borrows shades of what made those tracks so stellar (see: piano led production, relatable lyrics, and emotive delivery) and garnishes them with a 2014 gloss.
Also, more than anything else we’ve heard from the project thus far, ‘Mine’ serves as the most radio-ready – boasting hooks aplenty.
After making a number of missteps that were “exceedingly hurtful” to the campaign, Mariah has taken a giant stride forward with this. Will it strut to the top of the charts, though? Time will tell. From our vantage point, it certainly deserves to.