Wow oh wow! Whilst incredibly bored, I found myself perusing fan-made versions of Mariah Carey's You're Mine, taking particular masochistic pleasure listening to people attempt the climax without fumbling the key or damaging the organic drums in my ears. A tough ask it seemed, but I'm glad I persevered with it.
Whereas most of the renditions saw the individuals sing over an oddly tempo-ed instrumental that seems to be doing the rounds, YouTuber alcoholharmony totally reworked the ballad, transforming it into a more authentic representation of the genre at its source.
Thank Gizmo Durand Bernarr -owner of the channel- also has vocal chops, because he makes it easier for the less imaginative amongst us to hear how the Diva's own voice would slot into the version. I especially love the harmonies he dotted the track with. Walls of sound I could totally hear Mariah singing the hell out of.
Yep, the Diva recording a song like this would be a risk, but it's what she needs to do right now! I don't want another 50 rehashes/ hybrids of We Belong Together/Don't Forget About us. I want something new, something progressive!
Mariah has said she has no plans to leave Rnb and that's fine. It is totally possible to be creative and break new ground within the restrictions of a genre. She just needs to take her own advice and apply The Art Of Letting Go to We Belong Together. She'll be all the better for it...
To expand on this a bit, what do you guys want from Mariah with this new album? Also, why do you think this campaign has failed to capture the public's attention thus far?