Mariah Carey has rediscovered her lost 1995 alternative rock album ‘Someone’s Ugly Daughter’ and is set to release it in its entirety, according to a new interview.
Back in 2020, Carey revealed in her new memoir The Making of Mariah Carey that she worked on an alternative rock album in the mid-90s.
At the time, Carey said on Twitter that she made the album “for a laugh, but it gave me some dark days,” adding that her friend Clarissa does lead vocals on the album, but in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Carey confirmed that he has found the “lost” version of the album with his own lead vocals.
In the video accompanying the tweet, another rock song plays, revealed to be “Demented” by a group called Chick. Next, an album artwork titled “Someone’s Ugly Daughter” is revealed.
Two of Chick’s songs, ‘Demented’ and ‘Malibu’, can still be heard on YouTube after being uploaded in 2009. Carey’s reps confirmed to Pitchfork that the singer wrote, produced and sang backing vocals on every song on the album, but only for a while. hit cover of Cheap Trick’s ‘Surrender’
Listen to both Chick songs and read the excerpt from Carey’s memoir about the alt-rock album below. Additionally, in an interview with the Rolling Stone podcast, Carey revealed that she is also planning another release related to a project with “another artist.”
In her memoirs, Carey wrote of “Someone’s Ugly Daughter”: “I’d give the band my little rock songs and they’d hum a silly guitar riff. They’d pick it up and record it right away. It was careless and raw and urgent and the band into it. In fact, I began to enjoy some of the songs. Totally committed to my character.
“She played into the style of the white grunge and punk singers who were popular at the time. You know, the ones who seemed so carefree about their feelings and their image. They could to be angry, disturbed and messy, with old shoes, slip. eyebrows wrinkled and scrubbed, although my every movement was calculated and careful.
“I wanted to break free and let go and express my misery, but I also wanted to laugh. I was really doing my alter-ego band sessions after Daydream every night.”