MTV caught up with MJB at the Essence Music Festival, and the R&B legend shared some details on what we can expect from her anticipated new album, My Life II: The Journey Continues.
“It’s called The Journey Continues because on the first My Life album, we all just were depressed and wanted to die. This one, we want to live, and we understand with living, life still comes with challenges and triumphs and good times and bad times,” Blige told MTV News at the Essence Music Festival earlier this month, where she was not only honored for her charitable work at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards but also closed out the New Orleans fest.
Among the beatmakers Blige has tapped to work on the sequel is Swizz Beatz, and she teased what fans can expect to hear. “There’s ballads, there’s midtempos, uptempos. There’s love songs, there’s pain songs. There’s triumph songs, there’s workout songs. There’s all kinda stuff!” she laughed. “This one is definitely what people are looking for from me, and I’m digging and I’m reaching in deep to give them what they need.”