Having been left decidedly unimpressed by Mariah Carey's latest single, Triumphant (Get 'Em), I've taken to delving into the Diva's back catalogue to get my Carey fix- well, at least until the next song drops. It was during this musical excursion that I happened to rediscover I Feel It, and thought I'd share it.
Originally recorded for The Emancipation Of Mimi album, the soul-infused track failed to make it on to the set due to the (heavily used) sample- The Dynamic Superiors' Here Comes That Feeling Again- being revoked at the last minute. Darn them and their principles!!
Luckily the song leaked in 2007, so we got to hear it anyway!
Produced by Mahogany and Carey, it featured a full bodied (little to no "whisper" register), focused (minimal backing vocals), and slightly raspy vocal that melded well with the retro-sample. I doubt this would have been a commercial success for Mariah Carey, but it's understated and unpolished delivery makes it one of my favourite vocals from the singer. Check it out
The Sample: Dynamic Superiors', Here Comes That Feeling Again