The Art of Letting Go is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey for her fourteenth studio album, from Mariah's 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. It was released on November 11, 2013 by Island Records. Upon release, critics revered the song as a "return to basics," praising Carey's vocal control throughout the song. It was also heavily compared Carey's debut single, Vision of Love (1990). The Art of Letting Go was most successful in South Korea and Australia .