Mary J. Blige stepped out of her comfort zone for her new album The London Sessions, not by the request of a label or fans, but for her own creative mind. The album, which was released earlier this month has been received well by critics and fans alike. While continuing to promote the new project, the Queen swung by Hot 97 for a new interview with Ebro In The Morning.
Speaking about her reasons for doing the album Mary said: “I’ve been doing this for a while, and I’ve been doing the same thing for a while. Queen of Hip Hop Soul, R&B, blah blah blah. I needed a change. I was beginning to feel like I was stuck and things were just stagnant for me, and knew people would accept me regardless if I put another R&B album out, but that wouldn’t have satisfied Me.”
Mary went on to share details about the making of the album in London, including a strict regimen to record the album over a short amount of time. She spoke about the Sam Smith-penned single “Therapy,” and working with her collaborators on the LP, including Smith, Emeli Sandé, Disclosure and Sam Romans.
Learn more about where MJB is now in her life and career with the interview below: