Mariah Carey is revealing secrets.
Mariah Carey is highlighting her semi-secret rock album while also commemorating the 25th anniversary of her well-known "Butterfly" album.
The chanteuse noted for her octave-spanning voice and lulling ballads recorded "Someone's Ugly Daughter," a grunge-rock album, and published it under the brand name Chick two years before the publication of "Butterfly."
The 11-track album was mentioned by Carey in her 2020 autobiography, "The Meaning of Mariah Carey," but she went into great detail about its creation in a lengthy interview for Rolling Stone's "Music Now" podcast.
To hide her involvement in the record, which she co-wrote, co-produced, and sang backup on, the "Fantasy" hitmaker asked singer Clarissa Dane to handle lead vocals. However, a recording with just Carey's voice has been found.
The podcast quotes her as saying, "We actually have it.
Carey revealed that she and Dane made the recordings while simultaneously writing songs for the 1995 album "Daydream," which gave rise to the honeyed pop successes "Always Be My Baby" and "One Sweet Day."
Carey claims that at the time, she intended to release "Someone's Ugly Daughter" under her name “and let (people) discover it was me", but her record company and management "stomped and squashed" the notion because “some of the lyrical content was not what people were (expecting from me).”
Regarding her intentions for the song in which she sings, Carey remained vague. She stated that she is also working on "a version with another artist," saying that it is something that fans will hear.