Mary J. Blige will celebrate the world premiere of her Sam Wrench -directed documentary, The London Sessions , with a live performance at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 16th.
Named after her 13th studio album , the film follows the Queen of Hip-hop-Soul as she ventures into London’s diverse sound with the help of electro-duo Disclosure , producer Naughty Boy , and singer-songwriters Emeli Sandé and Sam Smith .
“Our idea was to become part of London… to really embrace the culture – to really live in it,” Mary said. “Not that I haven’t been here before, but I’ve never had the chance to really soak in it the way I have this time. 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 – you can hear that from Adele’s last album. It was massive – a big deal. But she did what she loved.”
After the screening, Mary will hit the Beacon Theatre stage to perform several songs from the album. Check out the film’s trailer and event details below.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY