I've had a really tough week. The kind of week that makes you wish you could go back in time and not completely fuck everything up. Unfortunately, I don't have a DeLorean at the ready but there is a new Mariah Carey single to lift my spirits. "Triumphant" is everything we've come to expect from new millennium Mimi - a slick urban groove with a deceptively catchy chorus that gets lodged in your brain and refuses to leave. Of course, the pop/R&B and acting legend is joined by a couple of random rappers but I love Rick Ross and Meek Mills is relatively inoffensive.
The real treat is Mariah's stunning vocal. That beautiful instrument is back to its best - rising and falling like a faulty hot air balloon. She even dusts off the wolf whistle! The thing is - Mimi could release any old shit, which this song most definitely is not, and I'd still love it. Mother Carey's voice is the musical equivalent of a big hug from someone you love. It just makes everything better. Particularly, when she's belting out lyrics uplifting lyrics like:
Realise all things are possible
In your heart who’s the greatest
Reach for the stars
Be all that you are
And make 'em all fall down
Thank you, Mariah for reminding me that there is more to life than stability and security. If you're happy just getting by on autopilot, you might as well be dead. Now all I need is a dance remix. Cheers!