First Listen: Mariah is taking care of her "Bizness"

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    (July 26, 2022) There’s a new “Mariah” in town.

    After securing some heavy presence on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay with 2021’s “Material Girl,” which peaked at number 30, Louisiana-based singer-songwriter Mariah Hester (professionally shortened as MARIAH.) is positioning herself as a rising star in the biz. She’s following things up with her most recent single: the edgy, funk-flavored “Bizness,” a song heavily layered with dreamy 80s synth nostalgia. There’s even Yarbrough & Peoples synth claps and vocoder splashes all in the mix. And Mariah., a singer blessed with gospel and jazz riffs, flexes some heavy attitude inside the straight-forward lyrics. “Why you gotta act like that?/I know you ain’t raised like that,” she poignantly belts out before the chorus. 

    (July 26, 2022) There’s a new “Mariah” in town.

    After securing some heavy presence on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay with 2021’s “Material Girl,” which peaked at number 30, Louisiana-based singer-songwriter Mariah Hester (professionally shortened as MARIAH.) is positioning herself as a rising star in the biz. She’s following things up with her most recent single: the edgy, funk-flavored “Bizness,” a song heavily layered with dreamy 80s synth nostalgia. There’s even Yarbrough & Peoples synth claps and vocoder splashes all in the mix. And Mariah., a singer blessed with gospel and jazz riffs, flexes some heavy attitude inside the straight-forward lyrics. “Why you gotta act like that?/I know you ain’t raised like that,” she poignantly belts out before the chorus. 

    Lyrically penned by Mariah., the Michael Gardner-produced track is all about being fed up with the nosy crew: “I’m sure we’ve all experienced an individual who is ‘all up in our business.,” she asserts when asked about the meaning of the song. “[“Bizness”] serves as an invitation [for them] to exit.” 

    Check out this First Listen and let us know if you’re all up in the “bizness.” 

    By J Matthew Cobb

    Mariah - "Bizness"

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