Mariah Carey has let go yet another pre-release single (this is number four by our count) from her perpetually delayed 14th studio album, formerly titled The Art of Letting Go, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The aptly titled “You’re Mine (Eternal)” is, with the possible exception of 2011’s “Triumphant (Get ’Em),” the most derivative offering from the album to date. With a plodding beat and boilerplate lyrics (“I can’t seem to live without your love,” it starts), the midtempo ballad is another retread of “We Belong Together,” a disappointing move following the retro soul stylings of the hit “#Beautiful” and “The Art of Letting Go,” released last November. Mimi still appears to be in fine voice, at least in the studio, but that there’s not much else to be said about “You’re Mine,” produced by Rodney Jerkins, is a testament to its utter triviality.
Check out the only slightly more interesting remix, featuring Trey Songz, below:
Mariah’s new album, her first non-holiday studio effort in almost five years, is now scheduled for May 6th. Don’t hold her to it though.