Mariah Carey fears first Vision of Love music video could be lost forever as she premieres new track Save the Day

MARIAH Carey has admitted the very first music video she ever shot could be lost forever.

The original visuals for the pop superstar’s debut single Vision of Love was shelved by her team who made her shoot a new video, but she has been devastated at not being able to find the first version.

Mariah, currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of her career in music, invited The Sun to chat to her over Zoom as she premiered her new track Save the Day on Thursday evening.

It is one of a number of unreleased tracks from her career which will go on her album The Rarities, out October 2, but she had also hoped to show fans the long lost Vision of Love video for the first time.

She explained: “We were in the vault looking for so many things and didn’t find one thing that I really wanted, which was the Vision of Love first video.

“And I was like, ‘Where did they put it? Did they burn it?’ I’m not sure where it is because it’s not in any of the vaults.

“I want to see it. I remember, I didn’t hate it, to set the record straight. I was not the one who shelved that video.”

She was also upset not to have rediscovered a song called Ecstasy, which she created with top producer Jermaine Dupri.

Asked if there was anything else she hoped to find, she continued: “Ecstasy, which is a song that I wrote with JD.

“I’m not going to say where we were at with it but I expected to have all of these vocals that I did and we didn’t have them.

“That was a little bit sad for me because that song had a very specific sample. I heard somebody else recently used it but I’m not going to say who because it’s not my job, they can promote the sample themselves.”

However Mariah, who has sold over 200million records, confessed she could hardly remember most of the songs which fans will hear on her The Rarities album, when she rediscovered them.

She said: “The truth is, most of the songs I had completely forgotten about.

“I had recorded them way back when and put them in the vault just because they didn’t end up making an album.

“From every era, there’s a song that could have made it to an album.”

Now she is hoping her current single Save the Day, which samples the Fugees song Killing Me Softly With His Song, will help inspire people in 2020.

Lyrics include: “When it comes to the world we live in, isn’t it time that we start rebuilding all of the things that have basically crumbled?”

Mariah added: “My hope is that this song takes on a life of its own in a bigger way with the broader message because I know it’s so necessary right now.”

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