Mary J. Blige is getting us ready for her brand new album and it should be no surprise that it’s coming soon.
Revealing the release date of her upcoming album The London Sessions today, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has us locked and tuned in for what she’s been cooking up. Including features and collaborations with Emeli Sandé, Sam Smith, Disclosure and more, MJB’s newest project just might be the sound that we’ve been waiting to hear.
“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. “The songs are fun, therapeutic and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me and I’m proud of what we have done here.”
Scheduled to hit stores in the UK on November 24 and December 2 in the U.S., the album, which is executive produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, will be released via Capitol Records. “Mary J. Blige created a one-of-a-kind blend of hip-hop and soul that has excited fans for more than 20 years, making her one of the most successful and acclaimed artists in any genre of music,” explained Capitol Music Group Chairman, Steve Barnett. “The London Sessions is a fantastic album; another step forward for this great and enduring artist.”
Last Friday, Mary shared the first release off the album with the song “Right Now,” but the official U.S. lead single from the project is titled “Therapy,” which she co-wrote with Sam Smith and Eg White. It will be offered as an instant download upon pre-order on September 23. Two days later on September 25, Mary will be performing live at the iTunes Festival in the UK.
Additionally, Mary has released a trailer containing an intimate glimpse into the making of the album. The stunning footage follows Blige on her musical journey in London, from beginning to end.
Check it out below!