Mariah Carey Changed Her Mind About Doing A ‘Beyonce Surprise’, Will Be Dropping a New Album With a Familiar Cover
Let’s start by prefacing this post with the fact that Mariah Carey gets on my nerves. I need only to link to this monstrosity from an appearance last summer on GMA to explain why. Mariah has this incredible once-in-a-generation voice and instead of belting out her songs and singing from the rooftops like no one’s business, she relies on these glitter-and-butterfly, sit-on-a-throne-with-no-shoes-on antics to get attention. It’s cringe-worthy and stupid and irritating all at the same time.
You know who has a tremendous voice and would never indulge in this absurdity? Adele. Let’s have more Adele shall we?
That said, Mariah has a new album coming on May 27. At one point this album was supposed to be released a la the “Beyonce surprise” — all at once without all the advanced notice of a traditional release strategy. Now, that’s not the case, there’s some issue with what the release date was supposed to be and there’s cross-talk between the publicists.
So we get this Billboard pre-release cover story instead where even the writer seems to have a hard time pinning down what she’s trying to say about it.
“Talk to Carey about the album, and you’ll get lengthy if cryptically worded explanations about the material, making liberal use of favorite words like ‘journey’ (‘If I use that word one more time I’ll have to start an ’80s rock band’), ‘festive’ (her time on Idol, she says, ‘was not festive’) and ‘moment’ (‘I just need a moment to finish this track listing’),” it says. *Blank stare*