Mariah Carey Records New Song for Disney's 'Oz The Great and Powerful'

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"Almost Home" to be released Feb. 19; David LaChapelle is directing the music video

Mariah Carey has recorded "Almost Home" for Disney's fantasy feature "Oz The Great and Powerful."

Island Def Jam will release "Almost Home" on Feb. 19 and photographer/director David LaChapelle will direct Carey in a music video for the track that will include the singer as well as footage from the film. LaChapelle, who has shot some of Carey's album covers, previously directed her in the video for "Loverboy," the lead single off 2001's "Glitter."

Disney and Island Def Jam will simultaneously promote the single, the video and the film, which comes out March 8.

Carey, working on a new studio album for release in the spring, co-wrote  "Almost Home" with Simone Porter, Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray, Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen. Carey and Stargate co-produced the track.

"Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Danny Elfman is writing the score.


Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly referred to "Oz The Great and Powerful " as an animated feature.

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