Nick Cannon was quoted in some tabloid last week saying he wasn’t opposed to getting back together with Mariah Carey. Well, he may be when he hears her new single, “Infinity,” scheduled for release on April 27th. I heard it on Wednesday, and I can tell you that after her crazy last album on DefJam and all those singles that didn’t work like “You’re Mine” and “#beautiful,” Mariah is back in droves.
“Infinity” is at the same time old school R&B and right on the money for NOW. L.A. Reid has encouraged her back into the department of lyrics that mean something to her. Not only does “Infinity” tell a story– which most people will infer is about her and Nick–the song also has a great melody, a real hook you won’t forget, and Mariah hitting a very high, sustained note that is her and her alone.
The gist of the song is that “Infinity isn’t forever” and she wants the man who is the subject of the song out of her home and her life this minute. It’s a very witty lyric written by Mariah with a team including writer-producer Eric Hudson, who has a long resume for age 28. (Also his parents wrote Madonna’s classic hit “Holiday.”)
“Infinity” is the kind of song, in fact, where audiences will be singing along in shows. Mariah is getting ready to film a video for it this weekend with Brett Ratner. From the lyrics, I’d say there will be a lot of glass smashing, maybe doors with guest mats where the subject of the song is told to leave Mariah’s heart. She can also be heard laughing on the track, which is a hoot and a half.
So get ready. Mariah is coming back to the charts. And it’s going to be fun!