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Mary J Blige Grabs Disclosure & Sam Smith For New Album

Mary J Blige Grabs Disclosure & Sam Smith For New Album

September 2, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis



From a Christmas album to a soundtrack for Think Like A Man Too, now Mary J Blige has announced her next piece of work and it’s an album like no other. Mary J Blige: The London Sessions is due to drop in November and collaborators already include Sam Smith and Disclosure.

Mary J has already worked with Sam Smith on his track ‘Stay With Me’ and what a hit that was! Plus, she has worked closely with Disclosure on ‘F For You’ and with Sam Smith and Disclosure also collaborating on ‘Latch’, this trio are bound to create some incredible work together.

“Working with these guys, it’s like they’re my family,” Mary J said about the working partnership. “We all seem to have a good chemistry together. And when I sign on, I sign on – I can’t go hang out!

“Because I have to make sure that my music is right. And I love to work. I love creating, and once I’m in it, I’m just in it. I just love being all in the midst of the creativity.”

When talking about the new London Sessions album, she said: “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.

“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.”

Look out for more news on this future project!

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