Someone just lost their job! Mariah Carey is fuming because the wrong version of her new single “The Art Of Letting Go” was premiered earlier this week and she wants everyone to know about it. “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,” Mimi explained to Lambs. It turns out he uploaded an unfinished mix instead.
“While my team, and an incredible group of people from Facebook, partied while listening to the properly mixed and mastered version of ‘The Art of Letting Go’ on repeat from my iPod on my home speakers… there was no reason for me to wonder if the final mix we were listening to in that room together was different than what you were listening to!”
Mariah the explained that the incorrect version is only slightly different to the finished version. But that’s not the point. “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 ad libs 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 concluded.
The moral of the story is — don’t mess with Mimi’s sonic perfection while she’s partying with big wigs! I hope this guy at least got a reference before being walked out of the building and banished from the industry forever. Listen to the correct version of “The Art Of Letting Go” after the jump.
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