Mariah Carey Releases Lauryn Hill Duet ‘Save the Day’

Mariah Carey is here to “Save the Day.”

The Grammy-winning icon returns with her inspiring new single, the first release from her upcoming album The Rarities. Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the uplifting anthem is based off a previously-written song that was never completed and samples Ms. Lauryn Hill’s vocals from the Fugees’ 1996 rendition of “Killing Me Softly.”

“I started writing this years ago,” says Mariah, “and the message rings true now more than ever: ‘We’re all in this together.’”

On Oct. 2, Mariah will release The Rarities, a two-disc compilation featuring previously unreleased recordings from 1990 through 2020, along with “hidden musical jewels from her personal archives.” The second disc includes never-before-released audio from Live at the Tokyo Dome, Carey’s first concert performance in Japan around her 1996 “Daydream World Tour.”

The Rarities is part of #MC30, an ongoing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Carey’s debut album and the evolution of her career. Weekly #MC30 releases have included digital EPs, remixes, bonus cuts, rare tracks, a cappella moments, and live performances.

In addition to music, Mariah is gearing up to release her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, on Sept. 29.