February 6, 2013


Mariah Carey Records New Single for 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

James Devaney
James Devaney

Disney's had its fair share of divas on its soundtracks: Celine Dion on Beauty and the Beast. Christina Aguilera on Mulan. And now Mariah Carey gets her own contribution with a new song on the upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful.

"Almost Home" is Mimi's new single that will be released and promoted by both Disney and her label Island Def Jam for the upcoming flick. Expect this one to be catchy as it was produced by Carey and hitmakers Stargate (Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Katy Perry).

The new American Idol judge offered promising details on the track. "'Almost Home' has a message that works beautifully with the film," she said in a statement. "It’s a feel-good record; it gives you the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love." We'll hear the full track soon, though, as it's set for release on February 19.

The only part of this news that makes us slightly uneasy is famed photographer Dave LaChapelle directing the song's video. Last time he and Carey collaborated on set was on "Loverboy" (below) from her film Glitter a.k.a. her infamous movie flop a.a.k.a. the time of her highly public meltdown. 

Fingers crossed for a better outcome with this movie, though.