Mary J. Blige has turned the clock back a little with this power ballad, but it’s a beautiful ballad and I think she’s heading in the right direction.
Co-written by the one and only Sam Smith, strip away the piano and the melody, and you can hear that Mary is baring her soul into this song.
I love it when music can provide you with all the feelings, evoking every emotion that you have inside you, and this song does that to me.
Personally, I think it really showcases how good a performer and songwriter an artist can be when they can get really vulnerable and be in that moment. That’s just me though.
I miss this type of R&B.
‘Not Loving You’ is from Mary J’s forthcoming “London Sessions” project, which is set to be released early December.