After breaking the story exclusively about Mariah Carey shelving her new ‘Angel’s Advocate’ LP, not only has the diva’s manager Chris Lighty come forward to confirm the news, he has also revealed that the situation at her label is in ‘disarray’ and that a new LP is in the works.
It appears management was compelled to speak up on the issue, as word of our report begun to spread on the net; Lighty not only confirmed the news to Mariah’s top fansite, but also to fans on Twitter. Speaking to Mariah Daily Journal, he said:
“We are looking to go possibly to another studio album or Christmas album. The decision hasn’t been totally made yet. It’s a creative process that cannot be rushed.” In regard to the fate of ‘Angel’s Advocate’, he added “It won’t go to waste”, insisting that they are looking at a means of releasing the tracks.
Yet a much more frank Lighty opened up to disgruntled fans on Twitter, responding to one dissatisfied supporter saying: “That is an issue we are dealing with. The label is in disarray”
It pretty much goes without saying that a ‘quick-fix’ album is not the answer to MiMi’s problems. Granted she may be having a tough time with her label, in being entirely honest, that isn’t the only issue. A change from within Mariah is essential if she’s to enjoy the dizzy heights of success she had just a few years ago again. Such a change is something, I feel, will come over time. For a while now it’s felt as if ol’ MiMi has been making music in ‘auto-pilot’ mode, aka doing it for the sake of it. Surely disappearing for a while, living a little, and giving herself more to experience, would benefit her music and image greatly.
I mean it would be so unfortunate if she dropped another album, still trying to sell her sex appeal – which expired about 10 years ago now. Time will tell…