Mary J. Blige "Therapy" (lyric video)
Published Oct 27, 2014The UK studio experience that yielded Mary J. Blige's The London Sessions seemed to have a transformative effect on the singer, some of which being covered in the life-analyzing track, "Therapy." You can check out the single now in a new lyric video.
"Why would I spend the rest of my days unhappy?" Blige questions up front as a swirl of Rorschach-style ink blots morph and twist into more concrete imaged of clocks and the singer's own profile. Over a series of bluesy, hummed backups, Blige further discusses how she wants to undertake some form of therapy to avoid becoming bitter.
As the track opens up into a fuller arrangement — composed by her, Sam Smith and Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine) — the vocalist soulfully takes stock of sleepless nights, the balance between work and romance, and more.
The London Sessions hits shelves December 2 through Capitol, but you can check out Blige's latest cathartic preview down below.