A new Mariah Carey album is on the way, with the song bird releasing The Rarities on October 2. Before that drops, MC shares “Out Here On My Own,” a ballad that is a cover of Irene Cara‘s 1985 track of the same name. The record dates back to 2000 and was discussed as part of her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
This is what she said about the song:
“The fact that I believe I could become a successful artist is one of my greatest strengths. Around the same time, my mother entered me in a talent competition in the city and I sang one of my favorite songs: ‘Out Here On My Own’ by Irene Cara. I felt ‘Out Here On My Own’ described my entire life, and I loved singing that way – singing to reveal a piece of my soul,” she wrote. “And I won doing it. At that age, I lived for the movie Fame, and Irene Cara was everything to me.”