Mariah Carey unwraps the inspirational ballad for “The Star,” the title track for the animated Christmas film, ‘The Star.’
“Thunder and rain surround you, but his love’s just a breath away,” she sings on the soaring offering. “If you follow the heart, follow the light, follow that star.”
The song follows suit with the religious plot of the film The Star, an animated feature depicting the story of the first Christmas.
Carey tweeted on Friday (Oct. 20), “Surprise! My new Christmas song THE STAR is out now! #TheStarMovie.” The song is available for download via iTunes now, while pre-order of the entire album is expected to begin on Oct. 27.
“I think that the song brings the entire movie to life,” Carey states in a video trailer for the movie. “That’s a pretty special thing.”
The Star is due in theaters Nov. 17, while its soundtrack drops Oct. 27.