MUSIC: BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE

MARIAH CAREY SPLIT WITH HER HUSBAND AND FIRED HER MANAGER. NOW SHE'S READY TO FLY ON HER OWN

Honey, the grabby first video from Mariah Carey's new album, Butterfly, opens with an arresting image: the singer is held captive in a luxurious oceanfront palazzo by two lugs wearing gold watches and thousand-dollar suits. But in the next scene, Carey slips out of her bonds and leaps from a balcony, swan-diving into a pool below. Emerging from the water in a bikini, she commandeers a small boat, outraces her pursuers and escapes to safety on a palmy island.

Carey's lushly romantic songs, many of which she wrote, including Fantasy and Dreamlover, have always encouraged such extravagant imaginings. But in this...

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