“Vision of Love” is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. It served as Carey’s debut single, the first from her self-titled debut album. Written by Carey and Ben Margulies, “Vision of Love” was released on May 15, 1990 by Columbia Records. After being featured on Carey’s demo tape for Columbia, the song was re-sung and produced by Rhett Lawrence and Narada Michael Walden. “Vision of Love” features a slow-dance theme tempo, backing vocals sung by Carey herself, and introduces her usage of the whistle register. Lyrically, the song describes a past and present relationship with a lover. Carey describes the ‘vision of love’ she dreamed of, as well as the present love she feels for him.
Bojan Bazelli directed song music video in April 1990 (:Cinematography) . It features Carey in a large cathedral, where she meditates and sings by a large carved window. “Vision of Love” was performed on several television and award show ceremonies, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Arsenio Hall Show and the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards. It has been performed on almost every one of Carey’s concerts and tours, and is featured on Carey’s live album MTV Unplugged (1992) and on many of her compilation albums, Number 1’s (1998), Greatest Hits (2001) and The Ballads (2008).