Mariah Carey Reveals New Details About Her Semi-Secret Album

By Courtney E. Smith

After some back and forth in Billboard over the last week, one thing is clear: The inner workings of Mariah Carey’s new album are very unclear.

We sat down with the arch diva and get some of the details on her album, which have so far been very scarce.

“I recorded everywhere, from Capri to Puerto Rico,” Carey said in an interview with “I mean, now you only need a little bit of sound proofing and Pro-Tools to sing.”

She revealed that tracks were written in Atlanta with co-manager and longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, and in L.A. with Rodney Jerkins. And one old collaborator came back to do a new song with her.

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“I worked with Q-Tip again, we [previously] worked on the record ‘Honey,'” she revealed. “We have to mix that song. He’s angry with me because he thinks that I didn’t allow him to do his mix, but really it’s okay. He loves me, we’re going to make this work. And that’s good because it’s one of my favorite songs. I’m going to call him soon…I think we need to get that ready.”

As for her inspirations when writing on the yet-untitled record, Carey calls the process a “journey” and details trying to fit the emotions of motherhood and her self-professed “tough pregnancy” into the music.

“My career has been my entire life,” Carey said. “I never thought that I would be a mommy to babies.”

Watch the whole interview below.


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