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Ethos

New Music: Mariah Carey Drops Sultry Ballad



10/04/18



Carey is slated to perform "With You" at the 2018 American Music Awards on Oct. 9, returning to the AMA stage for the first time in a decade. She is putting the finishing touches on her new album.

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Reply #1 posted 10/07/18 7:11am

thedoorkeeper

Sounds like a Janet Jackson song.
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Reply #2 posted 10/09/18 9:37am

kitbradley

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I like this one more than GTFO.

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Reply #3 posted 10/09/18 12:27pm

JoeBala

Not great, but WAY better than the last release.

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Reply #4 posted 10/09/18 3:00pm

alphastreet

It's pretty, I'm sure it'll be well received

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Reply #5 posted 10/09/18 7:54pm

lastdecember

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Last song didn’t even chart, this will get just as much attention.

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Reply #6 posted 10/10/18 12:45am

robertgeorge

One of the best things she has done in years. Part of me feels like it is low key and almost like an album track, but there is some real soul and cleverness in the vocal arrangements. It just hits a sweet spot for me.

The chorus soars for me, and the use of whistle register is used wonderfully. I could say that this is the first thing that I have liked noticed from Mariah in ten years or more. The last thing I remember doing was that song that was about Eminem, and then it would go back to Fantasy when ODB guested on......

It is like a more mellow i'll always be your baby. It takes my ear much more than most Beyonce tracks, and has that subdued quality like Prince's June (maybe a stretch but I mean it reminds me of the mood reflective - not the music itself ((double brackets June always reminds me of the Secret life of Plants for some reason)) )

I could see this song working in a movie soundtrack. It reminds me of the Mariah Carey that we first met, the one that would sing sweet emotions, vision of love, and i'll be there. Kind of more of the Carey I liked than the one that came later (in my opinion anyway)

Thank you for sharing this song.

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Reply #7 posted 10/12/18 1:02am

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I feel like I have heard this same song 300 times from Mariah. Uninspired. Undistinctive sounds. Weak music. Punctuated briefly with an out-of-place rapper.

Yes, she can sing but there is no fire.
To my ears.
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Reply #8 posted 10/12/18 4:21pm

Ethos

I don't know why she wanted to include 3 "damns" and 2 "fucks" in the verses, yet she never looked better.



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Reply #9 posted 10/13/18 1:48pm

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I don't know why she wanted to include 3 "damns" and 2 "fucks" in the verses, yet she never looked better.



Hi, thank you for posting the video as I had not seen it yet. I did not notice the cursing when I heard the song. The "damns" are colloquial and add emphasisi to what she is talking about. They may be swear words technically but considering Prince had a wonderful song called "Damn U" and it was not bleeped out like Sexy Motherfucker, I would consider the curse word low level, and Mariah probably did not think to hard about using that word. As I said colloquial language that emphasises her characters pain feelings about a subject.

The "fucks" I did not hear when I played this video unless they were edited out. This would be a more deliberate choice to be rawer in her language and would be to show her emotions. You could argue that use of swear words to convey feelings is weak lyricism like a comic working blue, but I don't think it really is the case on this song which is simple story telling capturing of the emotion.

Mariah looks lovely here and she should be proud of the outcome of the work she did in this video, and I think this is the best she has looked since her debut. The black and white is classic and fit the song.

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