Mariah Carey is one of the few musical artists we’ve been loyal to since the start. CAUTION is the Diva’s 15th Studio Disc and perhaps a pinnacle in artistic growth for her. Dark, moody and mysterious, the ten-track Collection sounds ‘now’ (there’s even a reference to Barbra Streisand and A Star is Born on Giving Me Life!), with the comfort of her vocals which are understated here. Her ‘whistle’ register is used sparingly for atmosphere and mood than to punctuate a song and that is refreshing. We see Blockbuster names like Timbaland, Skrillex, Jermaine Dupri and The Stereotypes contributing to production. The Disc magically still is cohesive and a singular experience despite these diverse talents, demonstrating Mariah‘s strong artistic direction.
In a rare move, Mariah has made the album available to listen to completely on YouTube and we are sharing it with you for a listen. The Disc entrances you and we keep hearing new things every time we go through it.
We don’t deny that we miss a more commercial Mariah, but no one can take away her superior catalog of work that we grew-up loving.
Check it out below:
A NO NO:
THE DISTANCE (ft. TY DOLLA $IGN):
GIVING ME LIFE:
ONE MO’ GEN:
STAY LONG LOVE YOU (ft. GUNNA):
We’re thrilled to be asked by the label to help unveil to Readers a title from Caution prior to its release and are thrilled that this Track wound-up being one of our favourites, Portrait!