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1997FeaturedIn DepthMariah Carey

Reliving the Splendor: Mariah’s nostalgic storytelling on Butterfly

Vincent | October 3, 2014

Arguably the most captivating tracks on Mariah Carey’s Butterfly are the trifecta of “The Roof,” “Fourth of July,” and “My All.”  On each of these songs, Mariah showcases her lyrical prowess not solely through rhyme or clever lines, but rather through her superb and imagery laden storytelling.  All three have one thing in […]


1997FeaturedIn DepthMariah Carey

I Wanna Be Your Babydoll: The longings of a Butterfly

Vincent | September 26, 2014

In the video for “Butterfly,” Mariah Carey emulated the imagery and storyline of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll.  However, the inspiration didn’t stop there.  On the album Butterfly, she included a song titled “Babydoll” as well.  Perhaps the best example of  her yearning for the intangible on Butterfly, “Babydoll” is a song where Mariah longs for […]