*Mariah Carey uploaded a 25-second teaser of her new song “Beautiful,” a collabo with R&B crooner Miguel. [Scroll down to listen.]
The clip begins with the crackling sound of the needle dropping on vinyl and an image of a silver butterfly as a hypnotic, bluesy guitar riff plays behind a shot of Carey’s hair blowing around her face.
The track briefly rewinds and the guitar plays again as Carey laughs, “Mariah” flashes on the screen and a split-second shot of Miguel appears in a mirror. The guitar loop continues as we see what appears to be the track’s title, “#Beautiful,” followed by the words “The New Era Begins” and the release date, May 6.
The final image is of a woman’s leg dangling over a motorcycle and kicking off a red-bottom shoe accompanied by more laughter and Carey’s MC logo.
The song would be the first new effort from Carey since “Almost Home,” which appeared on the “Great and Powerful Oz” soundtrack. According to MTV.com, she’s been working on her first studio album of non-holiday songs since 2009’s “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” with a number of major producers, including Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Rodney Jerkins and Jermaine Dupri.
Watch to the “Beautiful” tease below.