A few days ago we heard a snippet of Mariah Carey‘s new single Almost Home, a track that will be featured on the soundtrack to the new Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful. Today we get to hear the song in full. As you may know, Almost Home is officially released for purchase today but it might be a good idea to hear the song in its entirely before you decide to plunk down you hard earned money to buy. Click below and hear Mimi‘s Almost Home in full.
It’s great to hear Mimi‘s voice on a new track but I’m not sure I’m loving Almost Home too much. The production feels really heavy-handed. It’s really bizzy … the driving beat, the sound effects in the background, her fortified vocals … it’s all a bit much. I’d be really interested to hear what a stripped down version of the song would sound like … not necessarily a capella but just … less. That said, the over-the-topness probably works well with the over-the-topness of Oz the Great and Powerful. I like this song, I just don’t necessarily love it … do you?