New Music: Mariah Carey – “With You”
Weeks after the release of her “promotional” single — all lead singles are promotional, but whatever — Mariah Carey has released the official lead single for her upcoming album. The song, titled “With You,” was written and produced by Mariah Carey and DJ Mustard. Production-wise, it’s unlike anything Mustard has ever done — it’s very, very, VERY Mariah. Nü Mariah, to be exact (i.e. post-Charmbracelet).
I think “With You” is her best single in years, and unlike “GTFO,” it doesn’t require any getting used to. That being said, I don’t know if it’s enough to make an impact; “GTFO” failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100 despite seeming to have gained traction in the days after its release. Also, based on the clips I’ve seen online, I know Mariah is about to release another video with no replay value. Ah well.
Listen to “With You” below.