Oh, haven’t you heard? Mariah Carey is about to release a new single. Let’s discuss:
+ It is a cover of Foreigner‘s “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which basically means you’re going to have your fair share of “The original is better!!!” comments on your local forums and YouTube videos.
+ It is very slow and controlled.
+ Whereas “Obsessed” was good in the sense of it’s-so-bad-it’s-good, “I Want To Know What Love Is” is good in the sense of “Hey, this sounds like a legitimate Mariah Carey ballad.”
+ It features some signature whistle notes (which, I might add, I always want to call ‘whale notes’ for no apparent reason, which sounds absolutely ludicrous in conversation.)
+ There is a choir section to remind us all when it’s time to get epic.
+ It is generally very good.
Overall, I approve.
So is Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel actually going to be something worth stealing/streaming/downloading/purchasing in your local CD shop? Eh…maybe.