Mariah Carey is tired of cryin’, no more tears!
As teased on the season finale of her disastrous-yet-amazing docu-series Mariah’s World, the can’t-be-bothered-to-lip-sync diva has dropped a brand new bop for her loyal Lambs on this #blessed Friday: “I Don’t” featuring YG, the first of a series of singles set to be released this year – according to Mariah‘s Facebook Live Chat.
Set across a mid-tempo throwback R&B beat, “I Don’t” sees The Elusive Chanteuse opening up about her failed romance with billionaire James Packer with a variety of revealing, shaming lines on the Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri-production. “Said you would always be mine/ Feeding me nothing but lies/ I was so gone, I admit it/ Happy messed up for a minute,” Mariah longingly coos before picking herself up and moving forward on the pre-chorus: “But I’m tired of cryin’, no more tears/ Pity party of the year/ Cold at night cause you’re not here/ Leaving you was my worst fear/ I was caught up, I was… blind/ You kept playin’ with my… mind/ Told you I’m finished, gassed up the whip and… Rear view, bye.” Tell em’, boy bye!
By the time we reach the chorus, it’s full on classic Mimi: “‘Cause when you love someone/ You just don’t treat them bad/ You messed up all we had/ Probably think I’m coming back/ But I don’t, I don’t,” she sings, borrowing from Donell Jones‘ “Where I Wanna Be.”
The song is exactly the kind of record we’ve come to expect from Mimi as of late, full of angelic, feather-light crooning and smooth production not entirely unlike “You’re Mine (Eternal)” or “Touch My Body.” And of course, there’s a rap verse from YG to help add in some urban flavor.
It’s fun and catchy enough after a while, yeah, but if we’re being real… “I Don’t” probably isn’t going score her another #1, and will likely be forgotten after a few weeks. But hey, this is Mariah’s World and we’re just here to just enjoy the #Beautiful ride.
Mariah Carey’s new single “I Don’t” (feat. YG) is also available on Apple Music!