Mariah Carey tells MTV News that downtime helped her get through her much publicized troubles in the past year. “You know what,” she asked rhetorically, “I did actually have time to take a break, which is really what I needed. [I needed] downtime, just to sleep. And actually the writing process and working on this album has been something to immerse myself in, because I realized how that has always been my saving grace. There’s a song on the album called ‘My Saving Grace.’ But it actually is [my saving grace], just to go into that process and really live the process of writing, recording, the whole thing, up to the main inception to the mastering of the record.” Read more.