Listen: Mariah Carey Releases A Song Titled ‘Almost Home’ For ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’


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?


  • Brent

    I am absolutely LOVING this song. Yes, I am a Mariah freak but this has pretty much been on repeat since it started streaming on her website yesterday LOL. I’m sure Disney had a lot to do with it, but it’s a really different sound for Mimi. I agree it’s a bit bizzy, but her vocals are on point.

    • @Brent — yes, her vocals are always fabulous. i hope we do get to hear a more stripped down version that highlights her voice more, blips and bloops less

    • Ashley

      I totally agree with you. I’m a Mariah fanatic too but listen to the song twice in a row. At first listen you like it but not loving it but after the 2nd listen you’ll love it. I downloaded it last night and it was stuck in my head . It so catchy plus I thought it would please the people who want old school Mariah back

  • ClaireMichelle

    While I do love that it is different for her, I also hope there is a stripped version. Not only do I think a stripped version would let us hear her vocals more, but I also think it would suit the lyrics more? It sounds like such a powerful song, I think it being stripped down would only make it better.

  • Evy Poo

    serving mimi vocal fierce ; )

  • Sarah

    Remember when Mariah & Whitney did this ‘When You believe’ for Prince of Egypt? Still one of my favs ever!

    I like this too, but would prefer it stripped way back…

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