They say Mary puts out her best work from struggle.
Well, given that she is in the throes of it since filing for divorce from her husband Kendu Isaacs last month, her latest album “Strength of a Woman” may end up being her best work yet.
The first single, “Thick of it” was released Thursday night, is pure Mary J. Blige as she grapples with the fallout of a failing relationship.
“What a hell of a year,” she croons. “If I make it to hell and come out alive, I have nothing to fear.”
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Blige was in the news last week after a clip of her singing to Hillary Clinton in the debut episode of her new Apple Music show “The 411 with Mary J Blige” went viral.
Blige is currently on the road with the Bad Boy Reunion Tour. She first performed her new single this past weekend.
You can download or stream the song now on your favorite music outlet.