With MJB fresh off her cameo in Empire, she delivers the new music video “Doubt” — one of the inspiring standouts from her new album in late 2014, The London Sessions. “Doubt” is apart from the more upbeat material on the album (which is also really good) as the video helps me gravitate again toward the song.
The Queen of Hip Hop Soul performs above in an empty theatre and the way she’s captured and panned at a distance is really well-done. There’s a cool effect at the end that I won’t spoil, so watch above and feel some soul inside on this Monday to start the week. The Empire season finale is on Wednesday as well, oh btw.
As expected, here’s the album stream for The London Sessions two weeks early before it’s December 9th release. It’s a mix of classic MJB slow ballads and upbeat singles with the likes of Disclosure. I liked it more than I thought I would and the balance comes correct as a whole. Stream here on iTunes and enjoy!
You thought “Right Now” was all MJB & Disclosure had in store for The London Sessions?
They connect again for the funky, upbeat, and catchy “Follow” that can fit at a cool lounge or in your car stereo. I’m tellin’ ya, The London Sessions is shaping up to be really solid. December 2nd, you’ll hear in full.
ICYMI: Mary J. Blige “Not Loving You”
How about some soothing MJB for your afternoon? “Not Loving You” is another stellar preview of The London Sessions and it draws on her classic R&B stylings in contrast to the Disclosure produced “Right Now”. Expect more of that stark contrast throughout the album on December 2nd and for now, add all of these previews in the R&B rotation.
Mary J. Blige’s The London Sessions is almost upon us December 2nd and in advance of the date, we get a cool, black and white behind the scenes look at a breakup anthem on the album “Whole Damn Year”.
Via VIBE, the song was co-written by Knox Brown and Emile Sandé. “I wrote this song and I love this song, but I didn’t think that it was a song for me for some reason,” Sandé says. “And as soon as Mary heard it and connected to it, it really felt like the song had found it’s natural and true home.”
I feel like a lot of people, male or female, may end up relating to the song wherein MJB sings,
It took a whole damn year to repair my body.
Looking forward to the final product in a few weeks.
This is lowkey my single of the moment. Disclosure really killed the beat in contrast to MJB who mixes her vintage style with the modern upbeat sound wonderfully. The song comes alive on Ellen, ICYMI above.
The London Sessions drops December 2nd.
The London Sessions is less than a month away and the stellar previews keep comin’. The latest official drop is “When You’re Gone”, which perhaps comforts longtime MJB fans that they can expect some vintage slow jams from the singer. This, of course, in contrast to the uptempo “Right Now” produced by Disclosure. I actually had a chance to stream the full London Sessions over the weekend and it really is a sharp mix of styles embodied by the two tracks mentioned above. Listen to the former: “When You’re Gone”, for anyone out there missing a significant other.