The new Mariah Carey single ‘Almost Home’ leaked online today, one day ahead of its official release. The track is lifted off the soundtrack to Sam Raimi’s Wizard of Oz prequel ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ hitting theaters next month. The upcoming music video is directed by David LaChapelle, so we certainly have something to look forward to.
The good news about the Stargate-produced ‘Almost Home’ is that it’s so much more radio friendly than last year’s ill-received single ‘Triumphant’. But that’s not really saying much because any song can easily sound better than that trash. Take a listen to the cut below.
Most Disney themes (and I’m a fan of many) are simple and lightweight so the production of repetitive drum machines may be a bit over-produced. MC’s vocals are a bit unrecognizable at first but at least her singing voice remains clear. ‘Almost Home’ is definitely a contemporary pop ballad made for Top40 radio. The song will make a nice album filler so luckily, this is just for a Disney soundtrack and nothing more.