Review: Mariah Carey – Emotions (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Mariah Carey – Emotions.

This track was released in 1991 as a single.

The track starts with a few hits on the drums (both kick and snare at the same time). It takes very little time before the vocals come in to take the track quickly into the main chorus. This is joined by some keys.

Shortly after, the vocals go into the verse. An organ element pops in briefly as well in this section. This ends with a very high vocal note before the track goes straight into the next chorus.

The next verse is relatively short, but hits different notes. This ends with another very high vocal note After a brief instrumental section, the track continues on with another round of the main chorus. This ends with some more exceptionally high notes. From there, the track ends.

One thing I’m not so sure about is the fact that the vocals hit so many high notes. Some of those notes just seem almost unnaturally high. Because of the consistency, I would have liked to have heard something in the lower notes to add some variety. That just doesn’t happen to any sufficient degree. For large parts of the track, the bassline is almost inaudible. So, the track just doesn’t have much in the way of warmth. As a result, in spite of being talented to hit some of those higher notes, the track ends up sound a bit weak.

Beyond that, there isn’t much here to complain about. Having said that, beyond what was already mentioned, there isn’t much here to say particularly positive things either. For the most part, it ticks the boxes of not being a terrible track. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t do anything to make this a standout great track either.

Overall, this is a reasonable decent track. There is talent to hit some of those high notes from the vocals side of things. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in the way of bass to give the track warmth. A bass guitar makes the occasional appearance, but it otherwise doesn’t have much in the way of overall strength in sound. There isn’t much here to really complain about after that, but there isn’t much here to make this a standout track either. It’s decent enough, but nothing overly exciting.


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