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For the first time in her career, Carey was featured provocatively dressed, giving viewers a "taste of the freer Mariah. After a series of dialogue, Carey escapes her Griffin's character and dives into a swimming pool from the mansion's roof. After an ensemble change, Carey dons a swimsuit and escapes the island via a watercraft. It is unclear if both scenes are happening separately or side by side. Throughout most of the video, Carey is seen posing on a large sailboat, while wearing a white bikini.
After a sequence of dance light dance routines, Carey is seen on an island with her lover, male model David Fumero , and her real life dog, Jack. They frolic together on the island, while Carey happily enjoys her romance.
During the time of the video's release, Carey and Mottola were in the midst of their divorce and this led to many speculation on the video's message. Tabloids and critics were linking the video's theme to Carey's marriage, writing how Mottola would lock Carey in their mansion. Carey's writing partner of six years, Afanasieff, felt the video was undeniably about Mottola.
The song's Bad Boy remix featured a different music video as well. The video begins with Carey diving into the pool, and driving a watercraft. As she reaches a point far into the body of water, she is offered a rope lift from a helicopter. Other scenes sequence Carey dancing with Puffy in a golden indoor tunnel. As the video concludes, more staff from the helicopter join Carey in the golden entryway, as they dance and enjoy themselves.
Carey first performed a mash-up of the song and the Bad Boy remix live on the British music chart program Top of the Pops in Additionally, the stage was set up to resemble the deck of a ship. Carey performed "Honey" at the World Music Awards. The performance garnered her a standing ovation, and featured many male dancers, all donning sailor costumes.
After the second verse, a large projection of the Bad Boy remix video played while pre-recorded rap verses from Puffy played. A live performance of the song was taped via satellite and aired live in Japan, featuring similar costumes and themes as the others. Serving as an intro to the song, Carey re-enacts the hostage from the video, and formulates her escape.
For her Rainbow World Tour , the beginning of the original video served as the acts intro. During the set, many male dancers joined Carey on stage, and re-enacted a similar performance than that of her previous tour. The act began with the video intro like before, however the dancers featured no longer bore any resemblance to the video.
Carey donned a blue one piece mini skirt, and joins with some light dance moves. She also included the song in her Las Vegas residency, Mariah Carey Number 1's , where she would enter the stage in a black leotard, riding a yellow jet ski, in homage to the video. Carey started performing "Honey" for the first time since July on her second concert residency, The Butterfly Returns Credits adapted from the Butterfly liner notes.
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I was encouraged to act drab, because drab sells records. I had the hook already, as well as a melody and lyric for the chorus. Then she and I collaborated on a new melody for the verses, and we did the first verse, and the second half of the second verse together.
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USA Today. The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, Retrieved August 29, MTV News. August 21, Retrieved July 15, Archived from the original on December 18, Retrieved July 12, Butterfly is peppered with allusions to her troubled marriage and her newfound freedom, and the music is supposed to be in tune with contemporary urban sounds instead of adult contemporary radio. Nevertheless, it feels like a Mariah Carey album, which means that it's a collection of hit singles surrounded by classy filler.
What is surprising about Butterfly is the lack of up-tempo dance-pop. Apart from the Puffy Combs -produced "Honey," Butterfly is devoted to ballads, and while they are all well-crafted, many of them blend together upon initial listening.
Subsequent plays reveal that Carey 's vocals are sultrier and more controlled than ever, and that helps "Butterfly," "Break Down," "Babydoll," and the Prince cover, "The Beautiful Ones," rank among her best; also, the ballads do have a stronger urban feel than before.