Interview: Mariah Carey Directed Her Own Underwater Shots in New Video
By Courtney E. Smith
Tonight (February 12) sees the first of two video premieres for Mariah Carey’s brand new single “You’re Mine (Eternal).” The romantic song, along with candy heart themed visuals, marks her first attempt at owning Valentine’s Day the same way the singer own Christmas after the massive success of her version of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
Carey is one of those artists who goes full tilt, balls to the wall, all the money in the can at her music videos. “You’re Mine” is no exception and this time Carey’s got skin in the game — she created the concept around the video and brought Indrani to direct — but the way Carey explains it, she’s more of a co-creator.
“I would say it was a directorial collaborative effort. Yeah,” Carey pauses. “It was interesting. We went to the rainforest and that was interesting. Part of the reason was, first of all I love Puerto Rico. One of my favorite places ever and I did my one of my favorite videos, ‘Honey,’ in Puerto Rico at the El Conquistador hotel.”