On one of her earliest hits, Mariah Carey famously informed us that she “Can’t Let Go.” That, of course, was 1991, and Mimi has gone through some life-affirming moments since then (marriage, divorce, giving birth and wig-yanking Nicki Minaj, to name but a few). And in 2013, it seems, Carey is finally ready to ease her grip on certain things — at least according to Walmart.
The retailer currently has the yet-to-be-officially-revealed album title The Art Of Letting Go attributed to Mariah’s upcoming July 23 release. Carey first announced her 11th studio album’s street date earlier this month, but it looks like Walmart may have made a boo boo when inputting the preorder info onto its official site.
So far the songbird has yet to directly confirm The Art Of Letting Go as the title of her new album, which features the Miguel duet “#Beautiful.” But she did somewhat explain things on Twitter overnight, should that happen to wind up being the name of the record. See below.
…Melancholic moment letting go of something this personal to me yet I couldn’t be more excited to give three years of my soul to the fans.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 17, 2013
And since we brought it up, let’s flash back 22 years, because “Can’t Let Go” was a damn good slow jam.
Mariah Carey — ”Can’t Let Go”