Mariah Carey – Faded

With Mariah Carey’s fourteenth studio album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse dropping in one week (May 27), the opus has become available for streaming on iTunes, and one of the LP’s cuts, “Faded,” stands out as a satisfying listen. Over hard-hitting production by Mike Will Made It, Mariah sings of a diminishing love through vocal moments that shine.

“Always somewhere, but you’re not there for me,” she belts at the end.

Me. I Am Mariah has been in the works since 2013 beginning with Miguel-assisted single “#Beautiful,” along with “The Art of Letting Go” and “You’re Mine (Eternal).” When listening to the stream, the opus seems to be crafted in Mariah-tradition, with her signature mix of emotional ballads and R&B/hip-hop grooves.

Stream the rest of the album on iTunes here.