Hamptons visitor Mariah Carey‘s premiered her new song, “The Art of Letting Go,” exclusively on Facebook at about 11:30 a.m. Monday morning, November 11.
This is such a personal record to me. I wrote the lyrics so that anyone and everyone could relate to them and hopefully release anything that they need to let go of that’s holding them back or bringing them down,” Carey said to her fans in a status update with a link to the song, adding, “Thank you for sharing this experience with me!”
Fans have been asking Carey to get rid of guest rappers and anything else that distracts from her incredible singing talent. Likely in response to this, “The Art of Letting Go” is an emotional ballad that shows off Carey’s broad vocal range and does away with everything but what she does best. As fans describe it, the “old Mariah” is back—for now. (Scroll down to see Carey’s post and hear the song.)
As part of the release, the MariahCarey.com newsletter teamed up with Hamptonite Jimmy Fallon to get first reactions to the song from her “biggest and most loyal fans.” On Monday evening, Fallon will personally interview the fans at his Manhattan studio and the resulting clips will be compiled and shown to Carey during her appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 12.
Carey’s newsletter claims the video will be a surprise when she sees it on Tuesday, so expect a good look at the diva’s acting skills, or proof that she’s completely out of touch with her own web presence.