After almost three years since the release of her ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ album in 2009, Mariah Carey is finally readying a new studio set that will hit stores in the fall. The LP is preceded by this new song, ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’, which features contributions from Rick Ross and Meek Mill.
‘Triumphant’ was co-produced by Carey’s longtime collaborators Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, and written by the diva herself. Refusing to waste any time, Carey has already filmed the song’s corresponding video, and announced that the tune will be globally available on iTunes on August 7th and Urban radio on August 13th.
Without wasting any more time, listen to Carey’s ‘Triumphant’ below:
‘Triumphant’ is an ideal song for the current Urban climate. The beat is perfectly suited for radio airplay, and the Ross and Mill features are quite clever to excite the Hip-Hop/R&B crowd. However, those contributions are also the song’s main drawback.
It almost seems as though Carey is a featured act on ‘Triumphant’ and that it’s a Maybach Music song from the ‘Self-Made Vol. 2′ compilation album. That particular aspect is going to make it quite difficult for the song to crossover to the Top 40/Mainstream radio.
Yet, as Carey made it clear to yours truly during a conference call just moments ago, that her intention is not to crossover; she wants to revive Hip-Hop/R&B music without having to crossover to the mainstream formats. So, let’s see how this plays out.
Songs like ‘Triumphant’ are strong digital sellers, though, and with the right promotional campaign, it could place on the Billboard Hot 100 top 20 and go platinum. Carey just needs a stronger second single if she hopes to score a top-selling album. Get ‘em, diva!