SONG OF THE DAY: MARIAH CAREY feat. KRAZIE BONE and WISH BONE – BREAKDOWN

Although cherished and much-loved amongst Carey’s loyal fanbase, this song is not on the radar of many casual fans due to it not receiving a full release back in 1997 when its parent album, ‘Butterfly’, was released. Despite the album being considered her magnum opus, conflicts with her record label at the time meant only two songs were ever officially released from the album (‘Honey’ and ‘My All’) causing other gems such as ‘Breakdown’ to tragically drift from the public consciousness. The track was praised at the time by many critics, with Rich Juzwiak from Slant Magazine even going as far as saying it was “the song of Carey’s career”.

Sadly, Mariah has only occasionally given the song a live showing over the last 20 years, although I’ve no doubt audiences would go crazy for it. One can only hope that with the sound of her latest album ‘Caution’ being very much mid-tempo R&B, perhaps there is a place for ‘Breakdown’ in the setlist of her upcoming Caution World Tour. It’s probably just a sweet sweet fantasy, but one can daydream.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s