I love a good chant!
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Peder “Lido” Losnegård, Sonny “Skrillex” Moore & Tyrone William “Ty Dolla $ign” Griffin Jr
Produced by Mariah Carey, Skrillex, Poo Bear & Lido
3:26 Album version featuring Ty Dolla $ign
ABOUT THE SONG
Not everything that ended up on Caution was quite so off-the-cuff. “The Distance,” a wildly deep R&B ballad, started when Lido and Skrillex were in the studio in Las Vegas — Lido focused on “melodies and harmonies,” he says, while Skrillex handled “sound design and fusing it all together.”
Though Skrillex has been working with more pop acts lately (Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber), he’s still an unexpected presence on Carey’s album; she usually works with artists from hip-hop and R&B. “He seemed to want to bring himself into her world, and vice versa — it was a great musical marriage, so to speak,” says Lewis, the A&R. “And the result was some of the most progressive R&B you’re going to hear right now.”
Rolling Stone "Mariah Carey Made Her Best Album of the Decade by Taking Back Control” by Elia Leight, November 21, 2018
2018.10.18 Pre-release single from the Caution album.
2018.11.16 Released on the Caution album.