Mariah Carey has dropped another new song: “The Distance,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and production by Skrillex.
If you’re surprised to see the EDM hitmaker credited on a new Mimi song, don’t be: Previous release “With You” was produced by DJ Mustard, and besides, it seems Skrillex has reined in his wilder EDM impulses. “The Distance” is a smooth, twinkling R&B track that, interestingly, incorporates fragments of a varsity spirit cheer.
The song, which celebrates a relationship still going strong, is pretty much the polar opposite of lead single and regal kiss-off “GTFO.” It seems Carey’s covered a lot of ground on this new record. The album, titled Caution, will be out November 16.
Listen to “The Distance” below: