"Triumphant" has its radio debut this Thursday, August 2. It will then be released exclusively as a digital download on itunes on August 6 or 7, then be released everywhere else a week later on Tuesday, August 14. So when is the earliest it can place on the Billboard charts?
Hmmm. The chorus isn't actually too bad, but the rap verses are TOTALLY unecessary and it feels more like Mariah is the featured artist on the song. A few listens it doesn't sound as awful as it initially did. But definitely not one of her stronger efforts---hopefully the second single is killer because that will debut closer to the time Idol premieres. I do really like the slow, throwback, smooth R&B vibe of Mariah's verses and chorus, but again, the rap totally ruins the song.
The song isn't terrible. It was just arranged in a bizzare way. Mariah definitely should've had at least 1-2 verses, let Meek Mill rap first and then have Rick Ross rap after the bridge. The finished product almost feels like a remix or demo version not an official release. I was hoping to hear more Mariah. Instead the rappers overtake the song.
I agree with the comments. It doesn't even sounds as if it's Mariah's song. Why did they go with that arrangement? What is she or her team thinking? It's not horrible, but it could have been done much better - at least with Mariah actually as the focus. I did quite like the parts where she was featured. It had a cool vibe to it. I really hope they are just getting warmed up now and will be ready with a big hit for when Idol premieres.
I just want to see talented singers like Mariah, Kelly and Christina succeed. Although I do appreciate that they have to bring it.
The song is horrible. She sounds like the damn feature hook girl and not the main singer. Not to mention she needs to learn that urban is not her suite, and it just makes her look tacky. This song will definitely flop.
Completely agree. Remove the rap verses from Mill and Ross and it actually is a good song. Good vocals from Mariah and a very, very nice smooth throwback R&B vibe to it--very early 90's. Not sure what she was thinking with this one, particularly since she DOES come off as the featured artist. And certainly, the rap opens her up to criticism from those who complain about her working with rappers or doing urban.
But yes, skip to the 2 minute mark and the song is pretty decent and smoothly catchy...certainly no worse than what is currently in the Top 10. However, I do not see this doing well.......just doesn't seem like a song that radio will embrace. Hopefully she knows what she is doing...apparently the album is not completely done yet, so releasing a single this early is quite an interesting move on her part. Hopefully she has something major in store for the next single.