The summer of 2013 lost one more blockbuster album when Mariah Carey took to Twitter to announce that she will push back the release date for her forthcoming album, The Art Of Letting Go.
Carey was expected to release the album on July 23, following the release of its first single “#Beautiful” back in May. The track, in collaboration with Miguel, has been a surprise smash, generating positive reviews from all corners.
Carey’s tweets indicate she needs more time creatively with the album to get it to the place she’d like it to be and that perhaps she’s not yet finished writing all of the songs she intends to place on the album.
While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don’t feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23. — Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 25, 2013
I’d rather not exclude meaningful songs. I want to give you this album as it’s meant to be heard.When I’m ready, you’ll be the first 2 know! — Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) June 25, 2013
Another of Carey’s projects will still see a summer release. She starred in the historical drama The Butler, which is set for an August 18th release. The film was directed by Lee Daniels (Monster’s Ball, Precious).
A new release date for The Art Of Letting Go had not yet been set at press time.