Mary J. Blige is looking to take the 4th quarter by storm with her forthcoming album, The London Sessions. Over the past year, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has been working vehemently on making the project one of her best yet, and it’s expected to be released in November.
She previously told The Guardian, “Our idea was to become part of London, to really embrace the culture – to really live in it. Not that I haven’t been here before, but I’ve never had the chance to really soak in it the way I have this time. To make records [“rekkits”] from the London-scene perspective.” What is that exactly? What does she think London has? “Freedom,” she says. “The music is free over here the way it used to be in the States. Artists are just free to do what they love. Listening to the radio you can hear the freedom. The music is living and breathing – you can hear that from Adele’s last album. It was massive – a big deal. But she did what she loved.”
Check out the first single from the project right here.