Did you all hear the fantastic news? Mariah Carey's new single, The Art of Letting Go, is finally set to drop on November 11, 2013, but we don't have to wait until Veteran's Day to see the song's much-anticipated cover art. Mariah gave lambs (read: fans, in Mimi lingo) a special treat today when she posted the masterpiece on Facebook with the caption "14 days to go."
Mariah, who gave birth to twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe just two years ago, looks positively #beautiful (see what we did there?). In typical Mimi fashion, she's showing off her other twins in a skimpy mesh bathing suit while posing provocatively on the beach during a gorgeous sunset. Hubby Nick Cannon is one lucky dude!
We're not sure what Mariah's letting go of, but it's certainly not her reign as the best-selling female vocalist of all time. In a sneak peek clip on Facebook, the 43-year-old singer gives fans a little teaser about the title of the song (which is also the title of her fourteenth studio album, set to drop later this year).
"I guess there's been a lot of curiosity about the title," she says. "I just want it to mean what it means to you. Music has saved my life and there's certain things I still can't let go of. I try so hard and I can't let go, and I know there's other people in the world who feel the same way. If there's just one person I help get through a situation with this song, then that makes my life and that makes me know I can get through pretty much anything."
The debut single from The Art of Letting Go, "#Beautiful" featuring R&B singer Miguel, was likened by music critics to some of Mariah's earlier and most celebrated pop hits like "Dreamlover." If that's any indication of how the rest of the album will sound, Mariah could be poised for an even bigger comeback than The Emancipation of Mimi. Or at least we lambs can dream…
What do you of Mariah Carey's cover art? Totally sexy or a bit too racy? Weigh in below.