Mariah Carey Opens Up About "The Art of Letting Go"
Mariah Carey is planning to release her next new song online.
The singer plans to post "The Art of Letting Go," the title track from her still-in-progress 14th studio album, November 11 on her Facebook page.
Carey did the same for the single "#Beautiful" in May, and she credits new manager Jermaine Dupri with encouraging that strategy:
"For me to be a regular person and reach my fans directly, I think it's a genius concept," Carey told MTV news. "Jermaine's concept was great because it was something different than I'd done previously, and we needed to reach all my fans. Honestly, interacting directly with your fans is the best thing you can do because they are the ones who keep you where you are. Longevity is something that not everybody can have. Even some of the biggest new stars that have become meteorites over the past couple of years, and you see them flailing and you wonder why. And maybe that's because they didn't have that connections with their fans."
As an artist, Dupri collaborated with Carey on previous hits such as "Always Be My Baby" and "Sweetheart;" he stepped into the managerial role after Carey parted ways with Randy Jackson earlier this year.
No release date has yet been set for "The Art of Letting Go," which will be Carey's first set of all-new material since "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" in 2009.