Remember Mariah’s first attempt of a comeback this year with “#Beautiful” (yes, that hashtag was part of the song’s name)? It was a nice little ditty with Miguel that had our classic Mariah wearing something that didn’t cover her knees and riding through the countryside in the video. But given the chart success (or rather, lack of), Mariah retreated for a bit to think of her next single. In good fashion, MC decided a nice ballad was in order, and here we have “The Art of Letting Go,” which premiered on her Facebook page yesterday.
The song is everything you want in a Mariah ballad, and you know she tries her hardest to hit the high whistle notes; and she’s (mostly) successful. About the song, Mariah wrote this to her fans:
For the first time ever, here it is… “The Art of Letting Go”!!! This is such a personal record to me. I wrote the lyrics so that anyone and everyone could relate to them and hopefully release anything that they need to let go of that’s holding them back or bringing them down. Thank you for sharing this experience with me!
Listen to the song here at Mariah’s Facebook page. And be sure to check out the video’s comments for some nice shots of Mariah reading her fans’ messages. There are some cute ones where she’s wrapped in a throw and drinking Champagne, and you know we haven’t gotten such a good look at Mariah’s home life since her infamous Cribs episode, so soak it up, baby.