Mariah Carey gets “In the Mix” with the theme song for ABC’s upcoming series, “Mixed-ish.”
The uplifting bop finds the pop icon belting over a bouncy R&B groove. “Oh, they keep trying, but they can’t stop us,” sings MC. “‘Cause we got a love that keeps rising up.”
The accompanying video opens with Mariah in the studio and features footage of the cast from the Kenya Barris-produced spinoff series. The singer’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, also lend their vocals.
“As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of ‘mixed-ish,’ especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved,” Carey said in a statement. “I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for Kenya and the show.”
“Mixed-ish” is a prequel to “Black-ish,” which centers on Tracee Ellis Ross’ charater Rainbow Johnson as she recalls her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s, reports The Wrap.
“Mixed-ish,” starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tika Sumpter, and Arica Himmel, premieres Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC.