The highly anticipated collabopration from Mariah Carey and Lauryn Hill is here.
The new track, titled “Save the Day,” came out at midnight on Friday and marks the first single from Carey’s upcoming ‘The Rarities’ album slated for release this October.
In the song, Carey samples the Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly,” while Hill’s iconic vocals weave throughout the record.
Though Carey has expressed that her latest album is composed of deep cuts and B-sides she’s returned to throughout her career, “Save the Day,” with its excellent sample usage, classic melody, and sentimental lyrics, feels timely.
“It’s up to us! #SaveTheDay with the amazing @MsLaurynHIll is out now,” wrote Mariah on Instagram upon the track’s release.
The new album is composed of unreleased tracks from Carey’s decades-long career
“This one is for you, my fans,” Carey tweeted upon announcing the new album.
“ It’s to celebrate us, and to thank you for years of pure love and support. I am so grateful to you.”
Fans can pre-order The Rarities ahead of its October 2 release date.