It's Like That
Album: Emancipation of Mimi
In the latest issue of Blender, Mariah Carey finally admits "Glitter" was horrible. She said "it was all over the place. It was one of those things that was thrown together." She's also "a child at heart," according to L.A. Reid.
Well, yeah. She's been "a child at heart" for several years. It's only now it's being acknowledged. She gives her albums titles which evoke childlike images (Music Box, Charmbracelet) or could be scrapped names for the new Bonne Bell lipgloss flavors (Daydream, Rainbow, Glitter.)
In the Jermaine Dupri produced "It's Like That," Carey goes to a club to relax and forget her troubles. Carey sings in her normal voice, leaving behind the whispery vocals which hindered the album "Charmbracelet." She's surveying the men in the club and notices one looking at her. She's buzzed from the drink and beckons him to dance with her. ("I came to have a party/Open up the Bacardi/Feeling so hot tamale/Boy I know you watchin' me/So what's it gonna be?...I'm lifted and I like it...Baby, come and get it/
If you're really feeling me").
She's letting loose for a couple hours and only wants to have a good time. ("'Cause it's my night/No stress, no fights/I'm leaving it all behind/No tears, no time to cry/Just making the most of life").
Everyone is dancing and flirting, including Carey and her girlfriends. ("Everybody is livin' it up/All the fellas keep lookin' at us ('cause)