Mariah Carey confessed that the ballad is ‘one of her favorite’ songs as she surprised fans with the never-before-seen music video!
Mariah Carey, 50, just gave her fans the best gift ever! The star shared the unreleased video for the song “Underneath The Stars,” which originally appeared on her Grammy-nominated 1995 album Daydream. In the video, Mariah — then 26 — stuns in a sleveless pink dress and diamond stud earrings as she sings in the front seat of a car. The clip is intercut with footage of her performing live, as well as on tour throughout Europe.
“The long lost video for Underneath The Stars is finally here!” the Meaning of Mariah Carey author wrote in her caption, adding three sparkle emojis. “It’s one of my favorite songs from the Daydream album and somehow never got released. I’m so happy to have found it for #MC30 …Watch on YouTube,” she added of the mid-90s gem. The usually-glam Mariah looked sensational with the pared down makeup of the era, wearing her brown hair in a loose, wavy curl. She then rocks a plunging black dress as she prepares to perform live for an audience of ecstatic fans.
The star has been actively celebrating her 30 year anniversary in the music industry — dating back to 1990’s “Vision Of Love” — by sharing a number of unreleased songs on album The Rarities, rare live performances and more! It turns out that Mariah — who is mom to adorable twins Moroccan and Monroe, 9 — had been trying to track down the music video for some time. “Little known fact, I actually shot a video 4 ‘Underneath The Stars’ in France & England that never got released & I don’t know where it is!” she posted on Twitter back in Feb. 2012.
Little known fact, I actually shot a video 4 "Underneath The Stars" in France & England that never got released & I don't know where it is!
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) February 11, 2012
Mariah’s fans and celeb followers were living for the video, and took to the comments to show some love! “One of my favs,” Lauren London gushed alongside Kerry Washington who posted several heart emojis. A fan also added, “This is such an amazing gift! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’m so grateful. Love You Much!”
In the song, Mariah reflects on a young love. “And we drifted to another state of mind/And imagined I was yours and you were mine/As we lay upon the grass there in the dark/Underneath the stars (Young love, young love, young love),” she croons on the track, which she wrote and produced with musician Walter Afanasieff. It’s unclear why the video was shelved, but the Lambs (Mariah’s nickname for her fans) are overjoyed by the release!
Recently, the New York native made headlines for also confirming she did indeed record a demo vocal of “Where Are You Christmas?” for 2000’s The Grinch. While she write the iconic track, it ended up being performed by country star Faith Hill. “I do love that song. I am a writer on that song. I did do a demo vocal of it,” she confirmed on Watch What Happens Live. “I have to dig back into the vault to find my version because I actually had my friend…sing what I did over to send it to them so they had the reference vocal,” she explained. Here’s to hoping she finds it in time for the holidays!