The album will feature unreleased tracks from Carey as well as live performances from the Tokyo Dome in the ‘90s. “Basically, 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,” she told “Good Morning America.” “But they are songs that have previously not been released, so it’s exciting.”
In reality, Carey recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of her highly acclaimed self-titled debut album back in June. In honor of the special day, she initially planned on releasing new music then, but amid the killings, protests and Black Lives Matter movement, she decided to postpone and turn the focus to those important issues.
“Thank you lambily for all the celebratory messages for today’s #MC 30 Anniversary,” she shared on social media at the time. “I had prepared to share some surprises & rarities with you, but prefer to postpone them to a later date.”
“Save The Day,” the first single off The Rarities, will come out on Friday. The song samples the Fugees’ 1996 hit “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” and will feature vocals from the group’s own Lauryn Hill.