Mary J. Blige - Right Now (Prod. Disclosure).
The original Queen B drops the first tune from her new record, “The London Sessions”. MJB recently said, “the UK is a better place to make music than the States,” which is no small statement from a Bronx native and US Pop chart staple.
The song itself might have Mary J Blige on the artwork (as yet unreleased), but it’s very much a “Family Affair” (sorry, couldn’t help it). Disclosure on production duties along with Jimmy Napes behind the mixing desk and Sam Smith co-writing lyrics.
She’s no slouch when it comes to releasing a record, but Mary J Blige is really stepping out of a very successful comfort zone here. She’s been around long enough that putting her next release in the hands of a group (all young enough to be her kids) is a risk. But risks like these are definitely viable, and a fantastic way to re-introduce yourself to a new generation.
"The London Sessions" will be her twelfth release, and it’s the one I care the most about. With a first single like this… how can you not.