Mary J. Blige stepsÂ away the upbeat music that populated the majority of herÂ Think Like A Man TooÂ soundtrack and returns to heartfelt R&B on "Whole Damn Year." The first official single fromÂ The London Sessions, the trackÂ finds Mary pouring her heart out after a rough break-up.Â
According to Mary, the concept behindÂ The London SessionsÂ "was to become part of London... To make records from the London-scene perspective. 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 â you can hear that from Adele's last album. It was massive â a big deal. But she did what she loved."
Rodney Jerkins revealed that a film crew is making a documentary of Blige's creative process in London to coincide with the album's release.
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See, winter took most of my heart
And spring punched me right in the stomach
Summer came lookin' for blood
And by autumn I was left with nothing