Singer Mariah Carey performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield on May 24, 2013 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Mariah Carey
's upcoming album The Art of Letting Go
won't be in stores late next month, despite earlier reports of a July 23 release date. On Monday evening, the pop songstress took to Twitter to explain that she needed more time for her masterpiece. Letting go: Mariah totally hasn't mastered it yet.
"While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don't feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23," Mariah wrote. She then added, "I'd rather not exclude meaningful songs. I want to give you this album as it's meant to be heard.When I'm ready, you'll be the first 2 know!"
A few weeks ago, Carey's explanation of her album title hinted at some issues with unleashing it on the world: "Melancholic moment letting go of something this personal to me yet I couldn't be more excited to give three years of my soul to the fans," she tweeted.