Cue the wind machines.

"American Idol" songstress Mariah Carey cranks the "sex-kitten" dial up to 11 in the brand-new music video for "#Beautiful," the bouncy new single off her as-yet-untitled fourteenth studio album.

See Carey vamp and strut in not one but two ultra-skimpy outfits during the lighthearted clip, which sees her road-tripping through a golden-tinged countryside with R&B-crooner-of-the-moment Miguel, who contributed vocals to the track and who here plays a black leather-clad biker who is apparently 100% cool with his lady's overwhelming narcissism.

But hey, it's disposable good fun, and Mariah is definitely in her element, so what the hell.

My grade for the video: A-. After watching the full clip below, rate it for yourself at top left.

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.