Carey spoke about her hits as well as deepcuts like “The Roof” and “Breakdown,” calling the former her favorite of her songs. She revealed that she is currently writing a memoir, so she attempted to not divulge too much gossip over the course of the night. “I’m trying not to give it all away,” she said before reminiscing a bit about writing “The Roof.”
Nevertheless, the chanteuse was candid about her music and her creative process in the hour-long interview, held before an audience of devoted lambs who knew the singer's extensive catalogue word-for-word. As a devoted lamb myself, my observation is the Carey seems more comfortable with herself and her career than she has in many years. In fact, I think one album review published today in the Atlantic captured Carey's current evolution:
"There might be some sort of re-evaluation going on about Carey lately. The soundtrack for her famous flop of a film, 2001’s Glitter, just hit the top of the iTunes charts thanks to a fan campaign on social media. Her announcement of bipolar-disorder diagnosis this April added complexity to erratic-diva caricatures drawn of her. And she’s been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame in recognition of the under-discussed fact that she’s co-written almost her entire discography, including 17 of her 18 top Billboard hits."
Album review (The Atlantic)