Sunday, September 19, 2021

Mariah Carey Channels Lauryn Hill for New Single ‘Save the Day’ [LISTEN]

*Mariah Carey has dropped new song “Save the Day,” featuring Lauryn Hill (sort of), which will appear on her upcoming album, “The Rarities”.

Carey teamed with her longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri on the track, which features Hill’s vocals from The Fugees 1996 track “Killing Me Softly With His Song.”

Have a listen to the “Save the Day” via the YouTube clip above. The album drops Oct. 2.

READ MORE: Sweet Destiny: Mariah Carey’s First ‘Vision of Love’ TV Performances on Song’s #1 Anniversary [EUR Video Throwback]

On Wednesday, Carey dished about the new album during an interview with Good Morning America.

“I found stuff in my vault that I had either started to work on a long time ago and never released or that I wanted to finish mixing,” she said. “They’re songs that have previously not been released. It’s exciting and it’s a monumental occasion for my career.”

According to Amazon Music, Carey’s “Rarities”  album will feature recordings from her live shows at the Tokyo Dome during her 1996 Daydream tour.

The 32-track album is set to be released days after the singer releases her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.”

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of her debut album, MiMi is serving up a memoir in print and via Audible on September 29, through Andy Cohen Books, essence.com reports. 

Carey penned the memoir with former ESSENCE Fashion Editor, Michaela Angela Davis.

“It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments — the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contribute to the person I am today,” wrote Carey in a statement on Instagram. 

“The Meaning of Mariah Carey” was described through a press release as, “an improbable and inspiring journey of survival and resilience as she struggles through complex issues of race, identity, class, childhood and family trauma during her meteoric rise to music superstardom.”

“By pulling back the curtain on perceptions often told through the filtered lens of media, Carey bravely and beautifully walks through her battles with gender and power dynamics, emotional abuse, public embarrassments, personal failures and phenomenal victories,” the release read. “In her own words and song lyrics, Carey reveals untold moments and intimate experiences along with anecdotes of sacred moments with iconic figures to craft an honest, unique and vivid portrait of her extraordinary life.”

When it comes to her upcoming new album, the songstress has dedicated the project to fans.

“This one is for you, my fans,” Carey wrote on Instagram Wednesday, alongside a black-and-white photo of the album cover. “It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for years of pure love and support.”

“I am so grateful to you,” she wrote. “THE RARITIES album is out October 2.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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