Mariah Carey may not been quite the commercial force that she once was but she’s certainly regarded, rightly so, as a legend. Following the critical acclaim for 2014 album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, Mariah is back with a new record deal and a Las Vegas residency. Celebrating her incredible success, Mariah will be performing at Caesars Palace this summer with a setlist featuring all of her 18 number 1 hits. To coincide with that Mariah is releasing new greatest hits collection #1 To Infinity and brand new single Infinity.
Infinity arrived in the early hours today and already it’s got the Internet buzzing proving that Mariah can still command a global audience whenever she wants to. As the sole new track on #1 to Infinity, Infinity has a lot riding on it and long-time Mariah fans will be pleased to hear that the track is the diva at her finest. A break-up song in the vein of We Belong Together and Don’t Forget About Us, Infinity will likely have people speculating that its about Mariah’s estranged husband Nick Cannon.
It’s fair to say that no one does a break-up song like Mariah and like all of her classics, Infinity sees Mariah with a smile on her face as she ends a relationship and prepares to move on with her life. The song is full of cutting lyrics including ‘could it be that you just lost the best you ever had?’ before demanding ‘close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me’ before concluding ‘there’s an end to infinity’.
Infinity utilises Mariah’s infamous range to great effect with the trademark whistle at the end and breathy verses transforming into powerful belts at the drop of a hat. During the verses Mariah sings off-beat R&B rhythms before launching into a powerful chorus that includes plenty of classic high notes.
If there’s any justice then Infinity could score Mariah her 19th number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Perfect for radio and ready for the summer months, the song could easily sit amongst her best. We’d go as far as to say that Infinity could have easily been included on Mariah’s classic 2005 album The Emancipation of Mimi.