It took a bit longer than expected to heal, but Mariah Carey is finally ready to get back in the game with a new single next month. Laid up by a serious shoulder injury sustained in July on the set of her "#Beautiful" video, Carey announced on Monday (October 14) that her new single, "The Art of Letting Go," will be released exclusively on her Facebook page on November 11.
"The song is so personal to me and I'm very excited to share this experience with you in such an intimate way," she told fans about the Facebook listening party scheduled for 11 a.m. ET. "I can't even know what to say!!! We're less than a month away and I can't wait to answer all your questions and share this experience with you."
Carey gave fans an update on her condition last week, speaking out for the first about the injury that husband Nick Cannon previously said was much worse than originally thought.
"The last three months of my life have not been easy," she wrote. "Getting through this injury has been the toughest experience of my life. It took me three months to get to this point but thank God I was able to recover and get my arm back. It's a huge deal, it should have taken eight months and even my doctors can't believe it. It's been a long journey, the physical therapists have been incredible and I am very grateful to all of them for helping me."
At the point where some expected Carey to be ready to get back to work, she said she was still in "tremendous" pain, which she sometimes alleviated by sneaking into the studio a couple of times.
"I can finally say that I am on my way to a full recovery," she wrote. "There's a lot of excitement that I'm going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you're going to understand why but more than that, you're going to feel what I've been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years. This is, to me, one of the most important albums I've ever made in my life."
The singer was scant on details, but promised that the new album is "a complete + total classic!"
After her Miguel hook-up on "#Beautiful" turned into a certified hit earlier this year, Carey was expected to follow-up with her 13th studio album, The Art of Letting Go. The shoulder injury derailed that schedule, but she's clearly got big plans, as she also announced last week that she'd signed long-time friend and producer Jermaine Dupri up as her new manager.