Here’s Mariah Carey looking and sounding totally fab in her brand-new music video for “#Beautiful” (featuring Miguel), released earlier this week! I do really like the song (I’m sorry but it’s not the song of the summer as some people are proclaiming, that honor belongs to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”) but I just wish Mariah would drop a single all on her own. Girlfriend has sold millions upon millions of records, Mariah doesn’t need to feature anyone! I used to love it when guest musicians were featured on tracks yet now it’s so run-of-the-mill, all tracks feature someone these days! I get why the practice is used (the chances of radio airplay multiply plus it reels in new fans/demographics) but the novelty is starting to wear really thin, it doesn’t feel special anymore. No disrespect to Miguel, he sounds fantastic on the song but it’d be better (at least for me) if “#Beautiful” was served with more Mariah and less Miguel.
May 9, 2013