Mariah Carey, returned to the music scene this morning with a blissful bop called “GTFO.” A subtle groove with fiery lyrics, the mid-tempo track reminds me of “H.A.T.E.U.” with perhaps a splash of “I Don’t.” In other words, it’s a flawless grower that will empower you to get through the hard times. And while “GTFO” — it stands for “Get The Fuck Out” — sets the tone for MC15 nicely, it’s not an obvious radio single given the lyrical content.
But it turns out that it was never intended to be. Epic Records revealed that the official lead single from Mariah’s new album is called “With You.” The song, which I’m hoping is a ballad, drops on October 5. That’s less than a month away, fellow Lambs! The press release also confirms that MC15 will arrive in 2018 and contains collaborations with Drake and Daniel Caesar. (They could have co-written or produced material, it doesn’t clarify if we’re getting a feature). Regardless, this is blessed day for Mimi’s army of fans. Listen to “GFTO,” which is already top 5 on iTunes, below.