Mariah Carey’s soulful voice is back to brighten up 2020.
Mimi announced the release of her new LP, “Rarities” set to drop October 2.
“This one is for you, my fans. It's to celebrate us, and to thank you for years of pure love and support,” she tweeted. “I am so grateful to you.” The album spans 15 tracks, featuring previously unreleased songs like "Save The Day", featuring Lauryn Hill. Bonus material includes 17 recordings from a 1996 live set at the Tokyo Dome.
During an appearance on Good Morning America, Carey explained how the collection creates an emotional dove tail on a long career. “I found stuff in my vault that I either started to work on a long time ago or never released.
It’s really exciting,” she said. “It’s a monumental occasion for my career.”
The release coincides with Mariah’s #MC30 campaign, which includes her memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” due out September 29. She tells GMA the book takes fans on a journey to discover parallels between her ethos and creative drive. “It’s been a labor of love, but there's a lot of very personal stories about my childhood that were difficult, but cathartic as well.”
Carey postponed celebrating her debut album’s 30th anniversary to draw more attention for social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. Since then, Mariah has been teasing time capsules from her illustrious singing career. Back in July, she dropped The Live Debut -- 1990, a four-song digital EP of her first-ever live performance, which took place at New York City's Tatou Club on October 22, 1990.