Bow down for the Queen Of Hip Hop/Soul y’all – Ms Mary J Blige is serving up what appears to be her fiercest era in a decade since her global multi – platinum mega-smash ‘The Breakthrough‘.
25 years in the game – and no one, I say NO ONE can match Mary’s conviction when it comes to baring her soul. ‘Strength Of A Woman‘ is the title of the R’n’B icon’s forthcoming 14th (!!) studio album (excluding official remix albums) – her first album since 2014’s experimental ‘The London Sessions‘. And from the sound of ‘Thick Of It‘, the stellar first single off the project, the album’s set to chronicle the mess of a divorce she’s in right now with Kendu Isaacs, her husband of 13 years.
Following the first single, Mary unleashes the utterly therapeutic ‘U + Me (Love Lesson)‘ – a brand new track and possibly the second single from her new project. And boy, the feels I’m feeling y’all! What kind of Queen?? History shows Mary’s most ground-breaking works have come off from her personal pain – ‘My Life‘, ‘No More Drama‘, ‘The Breakthrough‘. Mary’s been through enough lately – and I can’t wait to hear what she has to say. Listening to the gorgeous mid-tempo new jam – I’m a thoroughly certified mess. Mary’s someone who I’ve idolized for decades. ‘No More Drama‘, ‘What’s The 411‘, ‘Mary‘ got me through some shitty fuckery, and the new single brought back some crazy memories. Life lessons y’all – when Mary speaks, you listen!
‘U + Me (Love Lesson)‘ is a heartfelt lesson in love Mary seems to have learnt from her marriage. And as per usual, she seems to have birthed yet another classic from her personal pain.
Check out Mary J. Blige’s ‘U + Me (Love Lesson)‘ right here :