“With You” by Mariah Carey
“With You” is a love-themed song by American singer Mariah Carey. The lovesick lyrics of “With You” find Carey doing nothing but expressing her deep love for her man.
Name drops Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
In the song’s pre chorus, Carey mentions the hip hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and the song “Breakdown”. “Breakdown” is a song Carey released in 1998. It features Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Facts about “With You”
- Carey wrote the song along with American record producer and songwriter DJ Mustard. The latter produced the track.
- “With You” was released on October 4, 2018. It is the first official single from Carey’s fifteenth studio album. Few weeks prior to the release of this track, she released another song from that album titled “GTFO“.
- Carey performed “With You” live for the very first time on October 9, 2018 at the 2018 American Music Awards. This performance was Carey’s first performance at the AMAs since 2008.
- Despite releasing the single “GTFO” a few weeks earlier, this song is Carey’s first official single of 2018. “GTFO” was released as a promotional single. Thus it isn’t considered as an official single.
- The “Mustard” mentioned in the song’s intro is the song’s c0-writer and producer DJ Mustard.
- Carey has another song with a similar title – “Without You”. That song came out in 1994. It was originally released by the rock band Badfinger in 1970.
Accusation of lip syncing at the 2018 AMAs
Despite Carey’s performance of this track at the AMAs gave birth to a great deal of controversy. Listeners and viewers were torn into two groups. One half praised her singing whereas the other half simply condemned it. According to the latter group, the reason she was able to deliver such a flawless performance was because she did so with the help of pre-recorded vocals. Simply put, she was lip-syncing during the performance.
Below you can watch Carey’s performance of this song live at 2018’s American Music Awards. Do you think Mimi’s performance was genuine or fake?
Does “With You” have an official music video?
On October 10, 2018 (6 days after the release of the song), Carey unveiled the music video of “With You”. In the black and white clip of this song, Carey, among other interesting things, drives around the city of Los Angeles in a vintage car looking as stunning as ever! The video was shot entirely in Los Angeles in two days. American director Sarah McColgan directed this video. According to ET, during the shooting of the video, Carey and her team were almost swarmed with scores of fans. Her security couldn’t control the crowd alone so the police had to be invited to assist them.
Has Mariah Carey worked with DJ Mustard in the past?
No. “With You” marks the pair’s first released collaboration.
What’s the name of the album that “With You” appears on?
The song is a single off of Mimi’s fifteenth studio album. The album is titled Caution. It came out on the 16th of November, 2018. The album in question features such popular track as “GTFO” and “A No No“.