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Mariah Carey: 'The Art Of Letting Go' - Single review

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Released on Tuesday, Nov 12 2013

Mariah Carey 'The Art Of Letting Go' single artwork.
"Letting go, it ain't easy," Mariah Carey admits on her new single 'The Art Of Letting Go', which also serves as the title of her 14th studio album. It's a typically wordy but wonderfully apt name, given that after the so-so success of previous offering '#Beautiful' (and disastrous showing for "buzz" single 'Triumphant') she delayed its release from July to some time next year. But after endless teasing, could this be the smash she's seemingly holding out for?

The short answer is no. An orchestral R&B ballad packed with Mariah-isms ("Go to Mimi on your contacts... press delete") and no major hook is never going to set the charts alight, but something tells us Carey is more than aware of this. Rather than buying into the current trends for EDM, guest rappers or shock tactics, she's adopted a welcomely serene approach and stripped it back to the core basics of her earlier work: old-school soul that culminates in a stunning finale that only Mariah knows how.



Listen to 'The Art of Letting Go' below:

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