A day after announcing her upcoming “Rarities” album, Mariah Carey made an appearance on ABC TV’s Good Morning America to talk about the project and perform a fan favorite song.
Speaking with the show’s Michael Strahan, the Grammy winner said of the effort, “I found stuff in my vault that I had either started to work on, like a long time ago, and never released or that I wanted to finish mixing or do whatever. But they are songs that have previously not been released, so it’s exciting.” Continuing, she expressed her anticipation: “And the cool thing about this project is that there are songs that I talk about writing or recording – like starting as a little kid until now – that I found in the vault…I don’t want to give away too many titles or anything, but it’s exciting because they’re kind of merged together in a really organic way.”
During the chat, Carey also performed an at-home rendition of her debut single, “Vision of Love,” which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, and also serves as her first #1 hit. Rarities drops on October 2nd, the album’s lead single “Save The Day,” that samples the Fugees’ 1996 hit “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” will drop this Friday. Watch the interview and performance here.
The music isn’t all that Mariah has coming up, seeing that she is releasing her first memoire, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, on September 29th. The book, written by Carey along with Michaela Angela Davis, promises to “finally tell the unfiltered story of her life in a way only she could.” Audio book company Audible will exclusively release the piece performed by Carey, as her words are interwoven with special musical components.