Mariah Carey‘s return to form on her ‘Merry Christmas II You’ opus last year left many salivating for new material from the diva. And while the new mother continues to cook-up the official follow-up to 2009’s chart disaster ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’, fans can preview those imfamous vocal chords will be serving up this go round on her newly released duet with jazz star Tony Bennett.
Featuring on Bennett’s new ‘Duets II’ LP (due September 20th), you can listen to the track ‘When Do The Bells Ring For Me’ below…Array
While wholly enjoyable, gone largely is the vocal horse power Ms. Carey-Cannon flaunted so gloriously on last year’s Holiday outing. Down to the producer’s request? Or maybe Mimi’s inability to do so? Who knows. Whatever the case, the trademark runs and belts are definitely a missing touch.
Still, the effortless mesh of Carey and Bennett’s vocals is lush, with both legends complimenting each other fantastically. Solid effort.