Mariah Carey Drops A Solo Version Of New ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Single “Thirsty”: Listen

Well that didn’t take long. Mariah Carey only premiered Rich Homie Quan-assisted single “Thirsty” this morning (May 13) but a solo version of has already found its way online. And it’s an improvement on the original. Not that there’s anything wrong with the slick Hit-Boy production — I just don’t like being distracted from Mimi’s mesmerizing vocals, not even for a verse.

The other great thing about the solo version of “Thirsty” is the fact that it begins with the sound of a champagne glass being filled. Which is probably the noise that heralds Mimi’s arrival every time she enters a room. Apart from that little touch, it’s pretty much the same as the radio version. Mariah puts her man in his place over staccato beats before pulling the trigger in the ’90s R&B-referencing chorus. Listen after the new Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse single after the jump.

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