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Review: Mariah Carey releases new single 'You're Mine' and Trey Songz remix, looking to dominate Valentine's Day

 

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Mariah Carey already has a Christmas in the bag with her super smash hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, the legendary pop diva is looking at a new holiday. Two days before Cupid's arrow hits your back (Wednesday, Feb. 12), Carey released the third single from her upcoming album The Art Of Letting Go, "You're Mine (Eternal)."

"You're Mine" finds Carey playing calm, cool and highly enunciated. The up-and-down melody is simply captivating, and is rightly used over and over again throughout the song, drawing the listener deep into Carey's musical abyss. As she whisper-sings over a steady, slow driving beat, the song radiates a soft kind of love, the sort of simple pleasure and deep need that one finds after years and years together. Carey sells the comfortable yet demanding love, likely a reflection of her six-year marriage to comedian/rapper Nick Cannon.

"I can't seem to give you up, you're mine," she sings repeatedly in the chorus to a highly calming, hypnotizing effect.

Alongside the "original" version of "You're Mine," a remix featuring Trey Songz also dropped today, differing from the original with some pop radio friendly drum effects and some passionate, auto-tuned singing from Songz on the song's pre-chorus, unfortunately his vocal turn overpowers Carey's solid performance.

Listen to "You're Mine (Eternal)" below as well as the Trey Songz remix, via The Huffington Post:

"You're Mine (Eternal)" is the third single from Carey's upcoming album The Art Of Letting Go, which after months and months of delays finally received a shiny new release date earlier this week: May 6. In addition to "You're Mine," singles "#Beautiful" (feat. Miguel) and "The Art Of Letting Go" led the album.

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