New Music: Mariah Carey – “The Distance” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)
After a good eight or nine years of misfires, Mariah Carey finally gets it right. Sure, “With You” was cute, but it didn’t quite go the distance — pun totally intended. I had said it was her best *single* in years, but that’s a very low bar to clear. “The Distance,” on the other hand, is her best song in at least a decade — single or not.
Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, the third single from Mariah’s upcoming album, Caution, is about a long-term romance that was doubted by naysayers. The track was produced by Skrillex and Poo Bear, and I swear I had to be sure I was reading that right. Skrillex??! I didn’t know he had it in him.
My only hope is that Mariah doesn’t disappoint with the video, but Mariah gon’ Mariah. Listen to “The Distance” below.