The making of Mary J. Blige’s latest album, The London Sessions, will be unveiled at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Last summer (2014), The R&B veteran set up shop across the pond where she collaborated with UK stars Disclosure, Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, and more to bring her project to life. She captured the sessions on camera, and now the documentary will get its premiere at the annual French event, which kicks off in May (15).
Blige credits her label post for filming the making of the project.
She explains, "I came back to the States (after working with Disclosure) and was discussing it (the joint Ep) with the chairman of Capitol Records… and he made it a bigger idea actually, he said, 'Well, why don't we have you go back to London, not to work with Disclosure only, but have you write with Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, all the English talent, and document the whole thing and call the album The London Sessions?'
"A camera (crew) was following me everywhere. You have to see the documentary on this. I mention it because we just got accepted into the Cannes Film Festival."