Mariah Carey has delivered the title track for the upcoming animated Christmas film The Star.
The soaring ballad is an inspirational anthem that follows the movie’s theme. “Thunder and rain surround you but his love’s just a breath away,” sings MC. “If you follow the heart, follow the light, follow that star.”
In a video that acts as a trailer for the short film, Mariah beamed about how the song relates to the movie, which tells the nativity story from the perspective of the animals. “I think that the song brings the entire movie to life,” she said. “That’s a pretty special thing.”
Coming up next, Mariah has been recording for new album ther recently launched Butterfly MC Records imprint, a drama series based on her life, an animated movie of her own, inspired by “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and a docu-series for VH1.
The Star is due in theaters Nov. 17, while its soundtrack drops Oct. 27. Take a listen below.
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