It’s definitely a bit of a Grower, but we’re definitely liking Glee Star Lea Michele‘s debut Single CANNONBALL. The Single, co-written by Sia and Benny Blanco and produced by StarGate, gets the Video Treatment after wrapping just before the Holidays.
Rather simple, the focus is all on Michele here and her commanding Vocals. We follow her as she finds the light, getting candid and personal with the camera.
Multimedia Princess Selena Gomez never disappoints and with 2013 already shaping-up to be a big year already with her getting love from the Arthouse Crowd with her latest Film Spring Breakers, she now is ready to slay us with some amazing Pop Music.
A newly-solo Gomez (both musically and relationship-wise) decided to push early a couple days the release of her latest Single, Come & Get It after much teasing about it the past few weeks and what we get here is Bhangra-infused Electronic-Pop. That Hook is amazing and guaranteed within the first listen you’ll be “na na na”-ing along with the StarGate-produced Track. So good!
After much teasing, finally we get the full stream of Mariah Carey‘s new Single, Almost Home – the Theme Song to Oz The Great and Powerful, co-written and produced by Norwegian Duo Stargate, who are responsible for Beyoncé, Ne-Yo and Rihanna‘s biggest Hits.
As a die-hard Fan of Mariah‘s, my complete CD and Deluxe Editions Collection dating back to her 1990 Debut, I am rather pleased with the results. The Track sounds fresh and maybe even somewhat reminiscent of Katy Perry‘s Wide Awake – this is exactly the direction Mariah needed to head, versus the tired-sounding misfire of a Single that was Triumphant (Get ‘Em), released last August, failing to crack the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart. We’re getting a more relaxed version of Mariah, less concerned with Vocal Tricks and focused entirely on evoking an experience.
Listen to Almost Home below:
Cover Art below:
In addition to her gig on American Idol, 2013 is shaping to be a big year for Mariah, who stars in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Precious, The Paperboy), while a 14th Studio Disc is set to be released this Spring.
Oz The Great and Powerful hits theatres March 8, 2013. Almost Home will be released next Tuesday. We’re almost there!
Dream come true!Mariah Carey has announced that she has recorded the Theme Song to Disney‘s upcoming Blockbuster Oz The Great and Powerful. The Song titled Almost Home, is a Collaboration between Carey, Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray, Simone Porter and Norwegian Mega-Producers Stargate, who are responsible for some of Rihanna and Ne-Yo‘s biggest Hits.
On Almost Home, Carey says “It’s a feel-good record, evoking the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love.”
Iconic Photographer David LaChapelle will be directing the Video of the Song after collaborating together for 2011’s Loverboy Video. He is calling this new Video, “A Duet between Mariah and the Movie”. That quote pretty much just made me die.
Almost Home will be released on February 19, 2013, making these next 13 days the longest ever. Cannot wait!
Oz the Great and Powerful hits theatres March 8, 2013. Missed its Super Bowl TV Spot? See it here.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)