My most anticipated album of 2014. Me I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. I've been waiting for this album like forever. First they decided to release the album back in 2013 (23/7/2013 *if I'm not mistaken; same releasing date with Selena Gomez
best-selling album Star Dance). But anyway, she released single by single starting with #Beautiful - The Art of Letting Go -You're Mine. But this is my review based on my streaming session of Mariah's latest album! Actually I'm going to review it from the first time I streamed it couple days ago, but I let it grow a bit on me before I review. I'm going to review track-by-track.
|27th May 2014|
Cry. (the "." is a must)
This is the appropriate song as the opening act of the album because this is the voice that we been waiting to hear in ages. Many people said that she have gotten too ghetto or to hip-hop. Thus, she served us with her melismatic and raw vocal with this track. She showcased us why she still in this business for so long and the whistle layer just enhancing the mood of the song. (4/5)
Supernatural (ft. her freaking kids!)
Well, I'm kinda excited about this track, when MC informed that she will be singing with her kids. Starts with the triple adorable Monroe's voice + her laugh, "I love you mummy"; just gave us the feeling that this track is dedicated for her kids. First, I thought this track quite similar to The Impossible from her previous album, but it kinda different. The relaxing beat, sweet melody plus there is soo much LOVE in this song. "Roe Roe Pika" (that was my first impression; cute!) (4.5/5)
I love the placebo-music effect at the beginning of the song. The vocals are layered *very Mariah-ish*. Not very my favourite song. But I have to give credit to MC for the powerful-piercing whistle note towards the end. This song shows that RnB is not dead when Mariah still alive. (3.5/5)