Mary J. Blige‘s anticipated new album The London Sessions will be her first release on Capitol Records. As she preps for the LP to hit stores in the U.S. next week, the R&B icon has recorded a special in-studio performance for Capitol’s “1 Mic, 1 Take” series.
In the black-and-white clip, Blige belts out the stirringly soulful single “Therapy,” which was written by Sam Smith.
Although the song centers on the benefits of therapy, MJB admitted she’s never gone to doctors to get through her own personal struggles. “I’ve never sat down with a doctor like that,” she told Billboard. “But I meditate and pray and try to really take responsibility. That’s therapy too, when you take responsibility for all the foolishness you’re doing and all the things you did wrong. It hurts. You got to feel it, deal, then heal.”
Watch the special performance clip below, and you can currently stream Mary’s new album on iTunes Radio now!