The countdown to Mary J. Blige’s London Sessions begins now. Over the next 20 days the Queen will be releasing exclusive video content here. Mary will release some of these videos on VIBE and other Spin Media properties first so check in and watch Mary build a new sound with Sam Smith, Jimmy Naples, Emile Sande, Disclosure and Naughty Boy while turning up in London Town.
The London Sessions, Mary’s 13th studio album, was recorded over 20 days (Hence the 20 days of exclusives. Get it? Good.). The album, however, sounds far from mircrowave material. According to Mary she hasn’t felt this free since the recording of her debut What’s The 411?. “As an artist I needed to take that leap of faith in my artistry,” Mary says. “[I wasn’t going to] physically die; I would die spiritually in my art. It’s a pivotal point in my life because it’s the evolution of Mary J. Blige.”