Without doubt, Mary J Blige intensively becomes a big part of our consciousness with her new music. After a bad break-up, Mary decided to make a change, having temporarily moved her life and career to London for new peculiar collaborations. What this has led to – read below.
Working together with recent English sensations like Sam Smith, Naughty Boy, Disclosure and Emile Sande, has been remarkably fruitful. In particular, January-dated live collaboration with Disclosure has resulted in the joint efforts over soul legend’s new LP.
“It’s all about the London Music scene and I’m so excited to have been part of it, to record my album,” said Blige to thisisrnb.com. “The songs are fun, therapeutic and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me and I’m proud of what we have done here.”
Recently released album single ‘Whole Damn Year’, a piano-driven track full of emotional scars, shows us classics of R&B\soul Mary, with strong message proclaimed in a large hall behind the grand piano.
“It took a whole damn year to repair my body / It’s been a bad five years / Gone take a long, long year for me to trust somebody,” sings Blige, and that’s a soul cry everyone would empathize. However, it is precisely noticed by SPIN that ‘Blige wisely keeps the song’s focus on the post-breakup recovery period rather than the heartbreak itself, making the actual split seem practically irrelevant compared to the nuclear fallout it left lingering.’
Mary J Blige’s upcoming 12-track album ‘London Sessions’, produced by Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, is due to be released November 24th in UK and December 2nd in the U.S. via Capitol Records. For now, listen to the beautiful act of Mary’s expression below.