Mariah hasn't had many huge hits in recent years, and while Infinity may not break that trend, it is an exceptional ballad from the iconic diva that is reminiscent of her nineties work. Corny lyrics and soaring vocals are present on the new single, which will be included on her upcoming release "#1 to Infinity." Personally, I was hoping that Mariah would step right out of her comfort zone and record something completely unexpected and different from past hits. You know, like a Believe (Cher) moment.
If you want to hear Mariah shout "Ariana who?," listen to the last 30 seconds of the track, where Mimi goes further into her bird pitch than ever before. It sounds magnificent and takes me right back to my elementary school days, chugging Capri Sun and blasting Heartbreaker.
Whether this will actually storm the charts or not, remains to be seen. It certainly isn't the strongest thing she's recorded, but it isn't awful either - I've been listening on repeat and the track is slowly growing on me. Take a listen below and leave your comments.
As an aside, I'd like to take a moment to applaud the photoshop artist on the above promo image.