- Mariah Carey took to social media to announce that she is releasing a new album, The Rarities, this fall, following the release of her anticipated memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
- The new album, composed of unreleased tracks from Carey’s decades-long career, will feature a previously unreleased track with fellow musician Lauryn Hill.
The highly anticipated collab from Mariah Carey and Lauryn Hill is here.
The new track, titled “Save the Day,” came out at midnight on Friday and marks the first single from Carey’s upcoming The Rarities album slated for release this October. In the song, Carey samples the Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly,” while Hill’s iconic vocals weave throughout the record.
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Though Carey has expressed that her latest album is composed of deep cuts and B-sides she’s returned to throughout her career, “Save the Day,” with its excellent sample usage, classic melody, and sentimental lyrics, feels timely.
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ORIGINAL POST 8/19/20:
Mariah Carey has come to save the year 2020.
Today, the iconic singer and songwriter took to social media to share with fans that she will be releasing a new album—titled The Rarities—which will feature fan-favourite B-side tracks and unreleased music from the superstar’s 30-year career.
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“This one is for you, my fans. It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for 🤫 years of pure love and support,” wrote Carey on Instagram, cheekily refusing to address the number of decades that have passed since her musical debut. (Carey notoriously doesn’t acknowledge the concept of time, and why should she?)
“I am so grateful to you 🐑❤️ THE RARITIES album is out October 2 🦋,” added the singer.
According to Billboard, the forthcoming 15-track album will feature a highly anticipated unreleased song titled “Save the Day,” featuring fellow singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill. Though she has kept a relatively low profile since the 1998 release of her one and only solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the musician’s songs have managed to remain in the mainstream thanks to popular sample usage, such as in Drake‘s 2018 single “Nice for What.”
During an interview today on Good Morning America, Carey teased that the song will be released this Friday and that her longtime friend and collaborator Jermaine Dupri helped bring the track to life.
“I have a new song coming out this Friday, which is something I’m very excited about,” said Carey on GMA. “It’s something I started working on with Jermaine Dupri—my friend Jermaine who we love—years ago, and I don’t want to give too much more about it away but it’s coming out Friday, and I’m looking forward to it. There’s a charitable component that we’re putting together with it right now, and it’s called ‘Save the Day.’”
This story originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.