Friday, August 03, 2012

Mariah Carey's Triumphant - Song Review


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!

9/10

11 comments:

Joseph said...

brilliant review!!! love it!!

Anonymous said...

YAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

mimi winning as usual

Jennifer Lopez said...

so reductive

*yawns*

Obtuse said...

Cracking review. I pissed myself on your closing sentence...

"If you're happy just getting by on autopilot, you might as well be dead. Now all I need is a dance remix. Cheers!"

LOL

Maybe you could assist Mimi with the lyrics for her next song??

the writer said...

Looks like Mimi wants to revive Rnb. That's a brillant inspiritional track but it is sad that she ends up being featured as a guest star at her own track. Really TRIUMPHANT!

Brett said...

I love it when ur in a mood! lol

song is a 7, review a 10

Anonymous said...

a definite grower...

Mike said...

I like the rap but there's an uptempo pop mix, which is extremely GAY, if you're not into R&B Mariah!

Anonymous said...

That cutaway "nude (if you are wearing a shade of tan even K Lo would say is too much!)" dress makes the excessively photochopped heifer look even bigger than usual!

Anonymous said...

The song was terrible.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but she sounds like a dog in heat being relieved!