Taking her artistic expression very seriously, Mariah Carey was devastated to learn that the wrong version of her new single, “The Art of Letting Go” was released to fans on Monday (November 11).
Distraught, the former “American Idol” judge began in her lengthy Facebook post, “Hey Lambs, I have to tell you this, I can”t do what I always do and say nothing at all. It is 3:30am (11.14), and I”m sitting on my bathroom floor, very upset by some news I just got from a close friend and employee.”
After, she explains the mistake, writing, “To cut to the chase, a mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook, while my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed & mastered version of “The Art of Letting Go” on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers.”
Unfortunately, the uploaded version was a previous edition of the track and the 43-year-old diva shared, “Like I always say, I am involved with every record I make, from the inception to the completion of the song. Every nuance of the beat or vocal matters to me. Even if the differences may seem slight to you, I had put time, effort and emotions into “The Art of Letting Go” and the real mix is how I intended for you to hear the song.”
Accepting what had been done, Mariah decided to leave the old version up and invite comments about both songs. At the end, the perturbed pop princess added, “There”s no doubt in my mind that this sounds like a self absorbed diva on a “woe-is-me” tangent about a couple of ad libs or some other triviality, but the reality is this is me, focusing solely on the record, wanting you to hear it and experience it the right way. I love and appreciate you so much for taking the time to even glance at this 20-page “diva in distress” thesis.”