After teaming up for a new version of “F For You” back in January, Mary J. Blige has announced that the British production duo Disclosure will be co-producing her new album. Entitled The London Sessions, the new album was recorded earlier this year, and will include a collaboration with Sam Smith, another British artist Blige recently worked with on a new version of “Stay For Me.” These details have been announced in an interview with The Observer, in which Blige described on what made the U.K. so appealing to her:
The sound in London at the moment is house music. That is what the majority of people are producing their songs like. But the ones that get truly successful are the ones using proper songwriting. Rudimental for example – they write proper songs and then produce them like dance music. And that is exactly what we’re trying to do, along with a few other people. But that applies to any genre, not just dance music. You could take the songs off Sam Smith’s album, produce them in a completely different way and they would still be a huge success – you could produce them like acid jazz and I still feel like they’d get somewhere.
The record is also set to include Emeli Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, and Sam Romans. Disclosure took to Twitter earlier today to confirm their involvement in the writing/producing process of the record, and the album is set to include at least one track recorded with production duo.
The London Sessions is due out later this year. Watch the video for “F For You” featuring Mary J. Blige below.