Don’t expect much bells and whistles for Mariah Carey‘s ‘Almost Home’ video. The diva of all divas opts to go for the black and white minimalist route, allowing her vocals (or what’s left of her chords) to take center stage.
The cut will be featured in Disney’s ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ prequel, ‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’. Mimi looks insanely glamorous in a black couture gown, while sitting on a stool in an empty room. A Mariah visual just wouldn’t be a Mariah visual without the singer breaking out her precious wind machines and showcasing those hand movements to full effect! Good vocals for her, but not amazing.
This is why her need to excessively illustrate her notes in thin air always cracks me up! Mariah’s scenes were interspersed with clips from the Sam Raimi-directed movie, which is the standard protocol for movie visuals. However, with David LaChapelle being known for his artistic brilliance, you’d think he’d come up with something more original and creative. Any director could have put this together. The film hit theaters today and features James Franco (who plays Oz) as well as Michelle Williams (Glinda), Mila Kunis (Wicked Witch of the West) and Rachel Weisz (wicked witch Evanora). The track is definitely one of her better offerings since 2009′s ‘Obsessed’. Now can we act like that tragic mess ‘Triumphant’ never happened pweeease?