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May 10th, 2013
Mariah Carey and Miguel have released the official music video to their collaboration on #Beautiful, matching the easy and charming tone of the song with the visuals.
Playing off the introductory line “Hop on the back of my bike”, the video begins with Miguel and Mariah riding down a dirt rode on a motorcycle, with Mimi letting her blond locks flow in the wind and Miguel looking cool in his leather jacket and aviator glasses.
Next, Miguel trades in his bike for a swoon-worthy classic red Porsche parked inside a barn decorated with chandeliers, which serve to light a private dance from Mariah. With legs that are begging for a Gillette endorsement shown off by a flowing short, yellow dress, Mariah looks comfortable and happy performing.
In the third scene, Mariah gives off some major flashbacks to her video for Butterfly, this time sitting on top of a motorcycle instead of a horse in the middle of a grassy field. But the real shocker comes from the fact that Carey looks just as good as she did when the Butterfly video was released – 16 years and two kids ago.
In what will likely be one of the biggest singles of the year, Mariah Carey and Miguel have shown that in an age of EDM music and electronic effects creeping into every genre, a simple and #Beautiful love song is just a powerful as a heavily produced dance track, if not moreso.Tweet