Essentials: “Honey” – No Way Back

2016 has been the year of the pop diva – Rihanna and Beyonce‘s albums are some of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed work of their careers, and budding icon Ariana Grande‘s got a highly anticipated new record coming later this month. But where would all those superstars be without Miss Mariah Carey herself? Back when she hit the scene in the 1990s, Mariah helped lead the way for a new kind of female star. With iconic pop productions and an expansive range that can hit songbird whistle tones and sultry low notes in the span of a three-minute hit, Mariah’s work influenced much of the pop, R&B, and even electronic music that we hear today. So, it makes sense that No Way Back would take her dreamy Butterfly-era “Honey” and give it a modern, fresh twist. UK-funky piano chords and melodic vocal layers make this a blissful addition to your library – I’m positive I’ll be hearing this in lots and lots of festival sets this summer.

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