The wrong version of Mariah Carey’s new single “The Art of Letting Go” was released…and the diva is NOT happy about it!
Carey posted an apology on Facebook early Thursday morning, telling her fans that she did not approve of the version of the song that went live on Nov. 11.
“Hey Lambs, I have to tell you this, I can’t do what I always do and say nothing at all,” she wrote, “It is 3:30 a.m., and I’m sitting on my bathroom floor, very upset by some news I just got from a close friend and employee…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.”
In her letter to fans, called her “diva in distress thesis,” Carey admitted she sounded self-absorbed but then went onto describe how important the album’s nuances are to her. Apparently, she typed it out while sitting on the bathroom floor at 3:30 a.m., very upset.
She said: “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 adlibs 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.”
She then goes onto justify her feelings, saying: “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.”
Rather than take the older version off, she left it online. The track follows lead-in single “#Beautiful” from earlier this year. If you got a chance to hear both the older and finished versions, what did you think? Could you tell the difference?