What do you do when you are one of the top pop recording artists of all time and still possess much of the original talent that got you there? If you are Mariah Carey, you keep reaching for new sonic achievements in music. The new single from Carey's upcoming Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel album is a remake of Foreigner's #1 smash hit single "I Want to Know What Love Is." The original version hit #1 on the US pop singles chart for two weeks in 1985. Mariah Carey's new version could leave you speechless.
The diversity of vocal coloring expressed in this recording is stunning. While the single "Obsessed" remains disappointing, this single is a reminder of just how formidable Carey's talents are given a strong production and arrangement. The production here is courtesy Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and James "Big Jim" Wright. The official release of "I Want to Know What Love Is" is not scheduled until September 29, 2009 when the album hits stores. However, the song goes to European radio today and has already leaked online. Listen to a snippet below.
- Listen to "I Want to Know What Love Is"
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