I feel like this is the first record I’ve ever released
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey, Miguel Pimentel, Nathan “Happy” Perez, Brook Davis, Mac Robinson & Brian Keith Warfield
Produced by Mariah Carey, Miguel, Happy Perez & Brook Davis
3:23 Album Version with Miguel
3:23 #Hermosa with Miguel
2:58 Louie Vega Dance Remix featuring Miguel
3:22 Remix featuring Miguel & A$AP Rocky
3:24 DJ Mustard Remix featuring Miguel & Jeezy
6:20 Sidney Samson Dance Remix featuring Miguel
ABOUT THE SONG
Ryan: Can you just back us up a little bit and tell us how the collaboration between you and Miguel came about?
Mariah: I'm a huge fan of his music, and as I think, everybody is just like, so blown away by him right now - they’re just like, you know, he’s just so.. hit the scene, but it wasn’t event about that. We got together he had started writing this song with just a guitar riff, I don’t know if you saw that teaser that we sent - I have to say this about him as a collaborator - sometimes when you haven’t worked with somebody you don’t know really what they do in the studio and if they have the same kind of love, that love for music that I have - and he’s the truth. But we just wanted to do something different with a texture that has a texture that feels fresh.
On Air with Ryan Seacrest, May 6th 2013
Miguel is one of my favorite, favorite new artists - he’s just the truth. The best part of making music for me is collaborating and working with new people and fresh sounds, and all those things that gets people excited to continue in this business that we all love so much. Miguel had a track that was amazing, we can get together, I can write a chorus that doesn’t have to incorporate that, and a verse that’s very me, and we can merge, you know, and come together and get that song to a place that is something totally different, fresh, unique and back to basics.
The feedback that’s been coming to us, is like, has been astonishing. I feel like this is the first record I’ve ever released. It’s just simmering and bubbling up and it’s like this thing where it’s bigger than me, it’s bigger than us, it’s bigger than the collaboration, it’s the song that’s it’s own event, because it’s a feel good record. Really, for me it’s like genre-less. It could almost go on every chart there is, and that’s something I don’t take lightly. It’s not following a trend - and that’s the best thing about this record in my opinion, because having to follow trends is not what’s fun about making music.
Youtube Interview with grammy.com, May 6th, 2013
2013 Released as a promotional single, from the then titled The Art of Letting Go album.
2014 Included on Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse.