Mary J. Blige "When You're Gone"

Mary J. Blige "When You're Gone"
Perhaps owing to a slight release date change, Mary J. Blige has been rather generous with the sneak previews behind her upcoming The London Sessions LP. The latest leak is a tender one, a low-key ballad called "When You're Gone."

Backed by the pluck of an acoustic guitar, the R&B icon delivers lines tinged with longing, wondering when she'll be reunited with her number one and the effects of their time apart ("I miss you like you took a piece of me with you"). Though the track eventually ushers in the sounds of symphony strings, church organ and backups, it's easily the most laid-back leak of The London Sessions yet.

You'll find Blige's latest sad song down below, while The London Sessions hits stores December 2 through Capitol.