“Better late than never”.
Those were Mariah Carey‘s words of Mariah Carey when announcing the release of her long-awaited video for new single ‘Infinity.’
Entirely overdue, the Brett Ratner directed clip was finally unleashed moments ago on VEVO.
Check out the clip below, which co-stars Tyson Beckford and ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett, and let us know if it can resuscitate the track’s chart fortunes [it current sits outside the top 100 on both the iTunes and Billboard tallies].
Cute, but will cute cut it at this point – especially given how much this sub-par song needed something epic to elevate it?
In Mariah’s defence, even her most of her iconic singles don’t have videos that “wow.” Yet, at this point of her career, it’d be in her best interest to deliver visuals that could make up for some of the horsepower that’s been shaved off from her voice.
Make no mistake about it, on a good day (in the studio) Mimi could still out-sing most of today top talent. However, we wish she’d employ more distraction tactics that’d help make her engaging in ways beyond her voice alone. Again, the video is playfully decent, yet it’s 70% pointing and pouting with a theme that begins to go somewhere and then doesn’t. Where’s the Mariah that would cultivate and commit to a visual concept ala ‘Heartbreaker’ and even ‘Touch My Body?’