Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mimi And A Wind Machine


I keep waiting for "Almost Home" to catch fire on radio and propel Mariah to iTunes glory but bitches are too busy downloading the latest shit from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Whatever. Mimi does things differently. She's above chores most stars take for granted - like promotion, working with new producers and standing. When will your fave? And while part of me wants to hear her contribution to the Oz soundtrack on the airwaves, I'm happy for it to remain my precious.

There's something about "Almost Home" that makes me inexplicably happy. Sure, it's an uplifting tune but the connection goes deeper than that. Maybe it's the fact that Mariah is on the grind again or hitting notes that seemed to have escaped her forever only a couple of years ago. Either way, the Stargate-produced track is my own personal time machine to the late '90s when the pop legend churned out beautiful ballads faster than Rihanna copy and pastes albums. It taps into a well of nostalgia that I didn't even know was there.

With modern classics like "Auld Lang Syne (Fireworks Edition)", it's fair to say that Mimi is the reigning queen of music videos and she doesn't disappoint with the visual for "Almost Home" (below). Mariah basically sits on a stool looking flawless before battling a ruthless wind machine. My favourite moment is when she shocks fans with some high-energy hand choreography. It's everything and more.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seeing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis repeatedly top the charts has led me to the sad conclusion that I don't understand pop culture or kids these days.

Anonymous said...

And the lack of comments here really illustrates just how many fucks people give about "Mimi" anymore. It's a great illustration of just how unaware people were of who sang those garbage songs she scored hits with during her faux renaissance in 2005.

Anonymous said...

Love how this review is completely sarcastic :)
Mariah hasn't adapted to the sound of today and it completely shows!

Anonymous said...

Almost Home has been voted #1 on two separate occasions on that radio show The Bump. and I've heard it a few times on FM radio here in Perth..... it is out there and getting played. cant say I have ever heard Triumphant on the radio even once.... and I listen to the radio all day at work!

Anonymous said...

“She's above chores most stars take for granted - like promotion, working with new producers and standing. When will your fave?” Well that`s what Xtina and Britney have been doing since 2008. Just sayin`