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Old 06-05-2013, 12:17
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https://soundcloud.com/mariahcarey-1/beautiful

I love it! No idea why she's included the hashtag, though.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:20
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I like the summery feel, its good plus i love Miguel. However it needed more Mariah feels like she is a guest vocalist on her own song.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:20
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OK, let's start with the pros. It doesn't sound as horrible as 'Triumphant' nor as boring as 'Almost Home'. However, she sounds like a featured artist on her own (third attempt at a) lead single and her vocals sound strained and unclear. I think this song would work better if it was solo, but I'm afraid that if I had to only keep one artist on the track, it would be Mariah who I'd remove.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:21
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I disagree about the vocals, I think she sounds strained on Triumphant and over-processed on Almost Home, but this has neither. Probably because there are no big "Mariah" notes... By big, I mean belts.

My beef with the song is that, although I really do like it, it doesn't sound like a lead single. There's no hook. Even Triumphant had that catchy get 'em get 'em get 'em, hit 'em hit 'em hit 'em.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:24
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Really like this!
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:30
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I like it. its growin on me with each listen. its def v different for her.

I reckon there will still be big belt type song on album thou.

cant wait play it in car in the sun
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:36
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It's nice and different for Mariah. I'm still trying to digest it all!! Not sure at the moment if I think there should be more Mariah on there. I like Miguel's parts though. I can't wait for it to be available on itunes. I need it now.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:59
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Listening to it now with my headphones. I love it. It is beautiful and the production is so good and clean. Much improved on the production of Triumphant. Miguel sounds smooth.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:08
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OK, let's start with the pros. It doesn't sound as horrible as 'Triumphant' nor as boring as 'Almost Home'. However, she sounds like a featured artist on her own (third attempt at a) lead single and her vocals sound strained and unclear. I think this song would work better if it was solo, but I'm afraid that if I had to only keep one artist on the track, it would be Mariah who I'd remove.
To say that her vocals sound strained is not very accurate. For a voice to sound strained it has to be doing something difficult and strenuous.There is nothing in this song that is difficult for mariah, even in her current vocal condition. She sounds raspy, that's a fair description but not strained.
I however personally like how she sounds on this and if she can still sound #Beautiful and put out music like this then go'head gurl!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:12
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Loving this!

I would love to hear a Mariah only version but nonetheless I think the song's great!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:13
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To be honest, the vocal production is a good thing. It's not acrobatic heavy, which means she's going to be able to sing it live! Fans have been saying for years how they'd rather Mariah make songs in the studio that she can actually sing live instead of relying on technical magic. And she's fine with doing whistles live - it's belting she can't really do anymore, so I think she'll even manage the last one live too.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:18
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It's out on itunes! Just downloaded it.

I don't think that big vocals would suit the song anyway and I agree it's better that she makes songs that she can reproduce live. We all know that she can blow in the studio, but the song structures don't suit live performances. Too many overlapping vocals. Even Mariah in her prime would have trouble singing some of her recent songs live.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:23
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It's out on itunes! Just downloaded it.

I don't think that big vocals would suit the song anyway and I agree it's better that she makes songs that she can reproduce live. We all know that she can blow in the studio, but the song structures don't suit live performances. Too many overlapping vocals. Even Mariah in her prime would have trouble singing some of her recent songs live.
I can't find it on itunes
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:28
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I can't find it on itunes
Apparently it's out on Ireland iTunes. I'm pretty sure it's not on the UK one yet, though.

I love the song.. it's nice to see her not oversinging just for the sake of it. It's a chilled, laid back track which is pleasant on the ears.. I don't even care if it doesn't smash on the charts, it's a great song. Well done Mimi.

EDIT: Just found it this second.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/be...le/id644801434
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:30
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Nah, it's on UK. Just search Mariah Carey Beautiful and it's like the bottom option.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:30
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Apparently it's out on Ireland iTunes. I'm pretty sure it's not on the UK one yet, though.

I love the song.. it's nice to see her not oversinging just for the sake of it. It's a chilled, laid back track which is pleasant on the ears.. I don't even care if it doesn't smash on the charts, it's a great song. Well done Mimi.
Exactly! She's still got it!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:30
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I quite like it. It's not her typical sound but it works well. It's definitely better than Triumphant.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:35
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It's getting great reviews so far, though most critics do point out that it probably won't be a hit because it's not what the charts are playing at the minute. Also, one points out that Miguel is the lead writer of the song...
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:38
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Just bought it.

I hope it appears on US itunes chart soon.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:41
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Ohhhh I like it!

I had very low expectations due to the last couple of flops from Mimi but this has surprised me! Go Mariah!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:43
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I like it very much
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:55
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#93 on iTunes US, and it's only out for an hour. Plus it has a radio deal today.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:56
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I was searching for it on itunes and couldn't find it then I put the hash tag in front of beautiful and I found it lol
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:57
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Just bought it.

I hope it appears on US itunes chart soon.
Apparently it's already 119 on the US itunes chart. That's what they are saying over at the UKMIX forums.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:58
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#93 on iTunes US, and it's only out for an hour. Plus it has a radio deal today.
Even better!!
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