Mariah Carey, ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ | Track Review
Mariah Carey comes off as too selfless on her comeback single “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” featuring Meek Mill and Rick Ross.
“Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” is not as ‘triumphant’ as Mariah Carey would like for you to believe. When asked about this single, she said she really liked this song and it was special to her. To her credit, her intentions are good, and, the refrain is inspirational enough.
“Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living…Don’t let em ever count you out/Realize all things are possible/In your heart who’s the greatest/Reach for the stars/Be all that you are/And make em all fall down…”
Carey sings it well, if somewhat restrained. What’s unfortunate, however, is the ultimate diva is too selfless on this cut.
Mariah Carey cedes the spotlight on her own comeback single to the Maybach Music Group essentially. Meek Mill handles the opening verse, followed by the Carey hook. Then, Rick Ross takes over for a longer second verse, followed by the hook again. Even on the famous hook, Meek Mill is a part of the action, chanting “Get ’em” too many times.
Ultimately, it’s confusing. Why is Mariah Carey the guest artist on her own single? She only takes the reins towards the end, but does very little to percolate the inspirational cut. Not being a hater, but the logic just doesn’t make sense. It’s been three years since the last offering by Carey. SMH. Radio airplay prediction: Minimal.
Mariah Carey • Triumphant (Get Em’) – Single • Island • Release: 8.14.12