Dust off your flip phone and slap on your slap bracelets, because we’re taking a trip to 1996. This time travel adventure is all thanks to five-octave vocal range icon herself, Mariah Carey. On November 13, the pop and R&B icon released a never before seen music video for her 1996 single “Underneath The Stars” from her album Daydream.
“It’s one of my favorite songs from the Daydream album and somehow never got released. I’m so happy to have found it for #MC30,” Carey wrote to her Twitter followers on Friday. Fans have waited to see this video for years, especially after Carey tweeted the following all the way back in 2012: “Little known fact, I actually shot a video 4 “Underneath The Stars” in France & England that never got released & I don’t know where it is!” The three and a half minute video cuts between footage from the 1996 world tour Carey embarked on to promote Daydream, with footage of her singing to the camera in an angelic lavender slip dress.
This video release follows a long list of exciting milestones for Carey in 2020. First, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in June. Then in September, her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey was released. The star then announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her self-titled debut album, using the hashtag #MC30 all over social media.
This all led up to the October release of her compilation album The Rarities. About The Rarities album, Carey told Good Morning America: “Basically, I found stuff in my vault that I had either started to work on a long time ago and never released or that I wanted to finish mixing or do whatever. But they’re songs that have previously not been released.”
Congratulations to Mariah on such a successful year and amazing career! You can watch the video for “Underneath The Stars” here: