You know how Mariah Carey released her new single, ‘The Art of Letting Go’, on Facebook the other day and I was like, “Uh, what’s wrong with this song?” Well, apparently it’s not Mariah that’s to blame, but an idiot sound engineer who uploaded an unfinished mix of the song instead of the completed version. D’oh!
Here’s what she posted on Facebook about the situation:
“A mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook, while my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed and mastered version of ‘The Art of Letting Go’ on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers.
Clearly, I was focused on answering your questions during the Q&A. There was no reason for me to wonder if the final mix we were listening to in that room together was different than what you were listening to!”
LOL, someone got fired! To be fair, the actual “finished” version isn’t all that much better than the previous one, but then again, I’m not really into songs with too many lyrics for the melody – with the exception of Alanis Morissette’s ‘Unsent’, which is one of the best songs EVER. Anyhow, have a listen for yourself – is there much of a difference? Is this song any good?
November 15, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Mariah Carey is not holding ANYTHING back. She told Hot 97′s Angie Martinez in a radio interview everything about her time spent as a judge on American Idol, and it’s not good. Here’s some of what she said, via People:
Honestly, I hated it. I thought it was going to be a three-person panel [I guess she thought it would be her, Randy Jackson, and anyone but Nicki Minaj]. But it wasn’t that. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan.
She tried to take it back with a laugh and a,
I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much. I was disappointed.
Good luck with your new music, Mariah! I don’t blame you for comparing working on that show to hell.
November 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Mariah Carey has been teasing new music for a while now, and guess what: it’s finally here! Mariah’s released ‘The Art of Letting Go’, the second cut after ‘#Beautiful’ a couple months back. I really wanted to like this; I think I keep hoping for another ‘We Belong Together’ or something, especially with Jermaine Dupri being back on the scene.
Unfortunately, ‘The Art of Letting Go’ comes off as dated, lacks a lot of melody (I know, purposely, but… meh) and just isn’t very good. Not a fan. Mariah released it exclusively on her Facebook page, which is a bit of a first. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.
November 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Mariah Carey has been slowly recovering from a pretty serious shoulder injury she sustained during a music video shoot earlier this year, and it hasn’t been easy. In fact, Mariah’s pretty sure it’s the most difficult thing she’s ever been through in her life, which is… maybe not actually the case and seems slightly exaggerative, but what do I know?
Here’s Mariah’s letter to her “lambs” (fans) that she posted on Facebook this weekend, giving them all the updates:
I’m so happy to be able to catch up with everybody here on Facebook. The last three months of my life have not been easy. Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It’s a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can’t believe it. It’s been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me.
When people expected me to go “Here I am, I’m back and everything’s great!”, it didn’t happen because my hand was still in tremendous pain and it took this long for it to heal. I’ve been working day and night, and it took a lot of rest (though I did sneak in to the studio a couple o’ times!) but I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery.
There’s a lot of excitement that I’m going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you’re going to understand why but more than that, you’re going to feel what I’ve been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years.
This is, to me, one of the most important albums I’ve ever made in my life. If you’re a lamb, a fan, or just a human being that needs to feel good, happy, sad, miserable, joyous… “I gotcha” (said like Roc- you haven’t heard how he says it yet but you will soon, it’s a complete+total classic!)
To be honest, I don’t know much about Mariah stans. They pretty much seem to stick to themselves and don’t take to sending death threats to other pop stars’ fans and some of the other fuckery that goes down on Twitter. They are, however, pretty hilariously passionate, judging by the comments beneath the open letter. Here are a few choice ones:
I really like what Javier did there, using her song titles in his comment. That shows a lot of creativity. Carlos’ use of the heart emoticon really gets his point across. Letty is a woman of few words, but her message is clear… what’s not to love?
In all seriousness, will be interesting to hear Mariah’s new material – especially with her new manager in tow. ‘We Belong Together’ and ‘Shake It Off’ were the shit. Also, I admit I used to stan for Mariah when I was 8. I literally wore my Music Box tape out from playing it so much.
October 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Mariah Carey may be having a ’90s moment, in that she’s trying to feel like her youngest sexiest self. First she hired Jermaine Dupri as her producer — does it get more old school than that? Now she’s sending a sexy pic to husband Nick Cannon all over the damn internet (above). With the sexy pic, Mariah tweeted,
Happy Birthday to my Hubby @NickCannon…”my baby I’m waiting on youuuu”hahaha! KKLB! GHL!!!! Mwah !!!!!
Mwah, Nick! Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to ALL of us.
What do you think: was it tacky and desperate of Mariah to tweet a sexy bday pic to her husband for all to see?
October 9, 2013 at 9:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri have a long history and have worked together already on two songs – the classic ‘Always Be My Baby’ and ‘We Belong Together’ (which I love) – but I’ve got a serious blast from the past for you: she’s now hired him to be her manager. I seriously feel like I’ve just entered a time machine back to the mid-’90s for this one, but hey, she must know what she’s doing.
Here’s Mariah’s statement:
“We have a bond that surpasses music. I am super excited about our merger because we have so many innovative ideas that I know will come to fruition.”
And here’s Jeremaine’s:
“A multi-talented artist of Mariah’s caliber should be doing everything imaginable. I’m sure others have said this but not the way I intend to do it. For me, it’s about the execution.”
Well, aren’t we excited? I don’t think I realised until I read it in the LA Times that Mariah was being managed by Randy Jackson before this. I haven’t followed Mariah’s career closely like that since the Tommy Mottola days, so that’s that. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of material these two come up with together.