So, a revelation: We really love this new Mariah Carey song. After the lackluster “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” and the slightly curious patriotic anthem “Bring It On Home,” our expectations for this next round from Mimi weren’t high — but “Almost Home” more than delivers, even if it doesn’t totally reinvent the wheel.
The Stargate-produced tune has an unassuming rhythmic track with some nice twinkly synths on the chorus, but those signature vocal riffs are what really does the trick — her vocals sound controlled and never over-the-top, and (thankfully) the song gives her space to shine, rather than drowning her out with overly robust production or a laundry list of rappers. Especially for a soundtrack offering, “Home” is a worthy new entry into Carey’s catalogue. Listen below.
Mariah Carey — “Almost Home”