Monday, April 15, 2024

Mariah Carey’s New Single Is Here, “With You” is a Breathy R&B Ballad with An Eye on Number 1


Mariah Carey has been fishing around for a new sound, and a hit record. She may have it with “With You,” her breathy new R&B ballad that has a nice pace, is well sung, and has its eye on the top of the charts. “With You” is a HUGE improvement over “GTFO,” too. If this is the direction of her new album, Mariah’s on the right track. “With You” is written and produced by Dijon McFarlane aka DJ Mustard, who definitely cuts the mustard. Maybe Mariah can perform her cover of Harry Nilsson’s “Without You” as a book end to “With You.” Then she can cover “With or Without You” by U2.

Mainly, it’s nice to hear her wonderful voice put to good use. More like this, please.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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