I tried to produce the background vocals to give you that vibe of just a really basic soul record
- Mariah Carey
Written by Mariah Carey & James “Big Jim” Wright
Produced by Mariah Carey & James “Big Jim” Wright
3:31 Album Version
ABOUT THE SONG
"Circles" is a song that I wrote with Big Jim Wright, who's an incredible musician. He works with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. He also does outside projects like Sounds of Blackness and a lot of different gospel things. He's just very talented. Basically we were going for an old school vibe. It's all live musicians. I feel like it has that organic kind of feel. We were going for a somewhat retro urban record that wasn't overly produced that gave you a feeling of something from the 70's, like a very soulful type of a record. That's how I tried to produce the background vocals to give you that vibe of just a really basic soul record.
AOL Music Commentary, April 25, 2005