The situation could not have been better timed. Mary had a new record label to call home, Capitol Records, and her experience recording in London was so rewarding she decided to make an EP with some of London's finest new music makers. The label went one better and advised her to record a whole album's worth of material and release it under the banner of 'The London Sessions'. A deal was struck, and with Rodney Jerkins by her side as Executive Producer, Mary traveled to London to work and record with several British artists including Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy and of course, Disclosure. She so immersed herself into the London scene that she was quoted in an interview with The Guardian newspaper earlier in the summer saying, "The UK is a better place to make music than in the States."
Below you will find videos of several songs from 'The London Sessions' and finally at the bottom is a great 23 minute interview Mary J. Blige recently gave on New York radio to The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1 about the upcoming album.