If you’re not aware by now, Mariah Carey has a role on Season 3 of Empire, and naturally, she’ll be contributing some original music to the hit FOX show. Today, we het to hear a new collaboration between MiMi and Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal, the sensitive, singer-songwriter type of the Lyon clan. As they tend to, things get pretty sentimental and melodramatic on the record, but Mariah brings a star quality that takes it into the higher ranks of Empire songs. Plus, Smollett’s auto-tuned bridge is surprisingly effective.

Tune in to Wednesday, October 5th at 9:00pm ET/PT on FOX to catch Mariah’s debut on the show and a performance of this very song.

Quotable Lyrics:
Rise up, this moment’s drizzling, boy
Face time, come back to play and enjoy
My champion, your will always saves the day
Ready to stop and start again
Return to blissful innocence
Go past the places I’ve never shown
She’s cast alone