Atlanta singer/songwriter Mariah the Scientist backs up her newly released single “Bout Mine” with visuals that encapsulate the frustrated infatuation in the song’s lyrics. Produced by WondaGurl, the wavy trap-soul single fits appropriately with Mariah’s brand of contemporary R&B trademarked by a melodramatic video. Perhaps most memorable, however, is Mariah’s continued aptitude for vulnerable lyrics detailing the tribulations of love in the most sultry way possible.
The music video sees Mariah storming into the offices of her lover, whom she scolds in distinct grey-toned visuals. Matters eventually boil up to a messy quarrel while execs watch in shock. With cracked records across the floor, the dramatic encounter ends with the two embracing each other on the floor, a clear parallel to the song’s lyrics. “I said I want you bad; hope everybody in here knows that I won’t hesitate to crash,” Mariah sorrowfully expresses in a chorus pronounced by unequivocal vocals complimenting the production.
Unsurprisingly, her synthesis of stark visuals and sheer vocals make her music stand out alongside other artists. After a busy 2022 marked by her first headlining tour and a new EP released back in March, Mariah the Scientist shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. She’ll soon be opening up for Rod Wave’s upcoming Beautiful Mind Tour, with the first stop coming as soon as Nov. 11. And considering she hasn’t released an album since 2021, her next release is sure to deliver if it’s on the same level as “Bout Mine.”
Words: David Sosa
Check out the video for Mariah the Scientist’s new single “Bout Mine” below. On Dec. 15, she opens up for Rod Wave in LA at the Long Beach Arena with additional tour dates across the U.S.. Keep up with new music on her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and official website.