Mariah Carey wants us to check out her secret project.
In an episode of the “Rolling Stone Music now ” podcast Friday – the 25th anniversary of her hit album “Butterfly” – the “Honey” singer joked that the original version of her elusive 1995 grunge album will soon see a release.
Carey first mentioned the under-wraps project in Memory 2020 “The meaning of Mariah Carey ”, finally revealing her involvement.
The album was released as “Someone is the ugly daughter“Under the band name” Chick “in 1995, with Carey sings uncredited backups on the songs Inspired by bands like Hole and Green Day.
But he told Rolling Stone who pulled out the initial version which features his own lead vocal – and plans to release it, with some new tweaks.
“I think this uncovered version will become, yes, something we should hear,” he said.
The 53-year-old has hinted that she is teaming up with an unknown person on the new version.
“I’m working on a version of something where there will also be another artist working on this with me,” he said.
In an era of the 90s when “he had no freedom”, the singer would have let off steam after working long days in the studio writing and recording the album.
“That was my freedom, to make that record,” said the Grammy winner.
Carey also shared that she received some pushback for her grunge lyrics.
“I honestly wanted to release the record at the time, you know, under the same pseudonym – release it and do like, you know, whatever, let him find out it’s me,” he said on the podcast. “But that idea was trampled and crushed.”
In 2020, the singer went on Twitter for to announce his search for the original recording.
“I’m trying to bring out the version of this album with my lead vocals and I won’t stop until we find it! I’m so happy to be able to experience it together lol! ” she tweeted at the time.