On Mariah Carey's "Save The Day" with Ms. Lauryn Hill

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

On August 21, 2020, The Queen Mariah Carey delivered a motivational track entitled "Save The Day". It is the first single to be released from her newest compilation album, The Rarities which is due to be released on October 2nd.

The track is a mid-tempo pop/R&B- influenced ballad, which samples the Fugees 1996 hit, "Killing Me Softly’ and features background vocals from the talented Lauryn Hill. I had high expectations for this song because it was produced by Jermaine Dupri. He and Mariah have a long history of hit-making, so I'm always thrilled to know when they are collaborating on new projects, having produced smashes like, "We Belong Together" "Always Be My Baby," and "It's Like That." Jermaine and Mariah are a powerful duo. Period.

Initial Impression

That said, I was initially underwhelmed after hearing the song for the first time, but I grew to like it after multiple replays. Like. Not love. Please don't drag and cancel me, lol! Mariah's voice sounds clear, strong, and confident but 'Save The Day' simply was not what I was expecting. Prior to its release, I was high on the