Mariah Carey is treating her real fans with something few artist do: a compilation album full of unreleased work. Appropriately titled The Rarities, the album – out Oct. 2 – will feature songs deep from the singer’s vault. Additionally, she will release a new single called ‘Save The Day’ this Friday, which samples vocals from Ms. Lauryn Hill.
During an interview on Good Morning America this morning, Carey said: ‘Basically I found stuff in my vault that I either started to work on a long time ago and never released. It is a monumental occasion for my career.’
Monumental is right. Coinciding with the release of the album is her recently-announced memoir The Meaning of Mariah.
She said about the book: ‘The whole thing was a labor of love. There are a lot of personal stories about my childhood. Those were difficult but very cathartic as well. The cool thing about this project is that there are songs that I talk about writing or recording that I found in the vault. So we are kind of putting this out at the same time. It’s exciting because they are merged together in a very organic way.’
This one is for you, my fans. It's to celebrate us, and to thank you for 🤫 years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you 🐑❤️ THE RARITIES album is out October 2 🦋 Pre-order now: https://t.co/vZ4SBXQ8hg pic.twitter.com/4JRW51QxVq
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 19, 2020
After her interview, the singer delighted viewers with a performance of ‘Close My Eyes’ from her Butterfly album as well as her hit debut single ‘Vision Of Love.’ You can watch both of those performances below.
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