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Her? She is Mariah… the elusive chanteuse

By | Published on Thursday 1 May 2014

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey has announced details of her new album. She hasn’t, as not-really-anticipated, Beyonce’d it (her label already having dashed that claim), but that’s OK, because she’s given us something so much better. She has given to the world the album title, ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’.

‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’
‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’

Mariah explains the title – like it needs any explanation – in a new video thrust upon the internet last night. The first half, she says, comes from a self-portrait she drew when she was three and a half years old, which also features on the back cover of the album. Aw, how cute. Though it would be even cuter if the picture wasn’t so clearly not the work of a three year old. Whatever, that’s Mariah’s story and she’s sticking to it.

“It was a creative visualisation of how I saw myself with the purity of a child’s heart… before it was ever broken”, says Mariah. “I’ve kept this drawing private for so long, but because this album is a reflection of some of the peaks and values that have made me who I am today, I’ve decided to share it with those of you who actually care and have been here for me through it all”.

That’s a bit melancholy really, isn’t it? It’s still not the work of a three year old though. The second half is the nickname that Mariah claims people have been calling her lately. I’m not sure who these people are, but they definitely call her that – The Elusive Chanteuse.

Watch the video here:

‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’



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