It’s been four years since Blige’s last album, leaving fans eagerly awaiting a new musical instalment from the R&B legend. Last week, we were thrilled to find that Blige dropped two brand new songs and the name of her upcoming album ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’.
Firstly, Mary released ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’, the title track of her upcoming album (which will be released on February 11th). Mary sings on the subject of self-love, and how every morning she looks in the mirror to say “Good Morning Gorgeous”. Mary wrote the song with D’Mile, H.E.R., Lucky Daye, and Tiara Thomas, resulting in a rich R&B sound, a classic style for Blige which suits her to a T.
The track is accompanied by a sensual music video, in which Blige rocks some gorgeous lingerie, proving her beauty has only continued to amplify throughout her career, which now spans over three decades.
The second song is a collaboration with the infamous DJ Khaled, titled ‘Amazing’. The track sees Mary sing about her positive attitude, with the hook ringing;
“Every day celebrate, not just on occasion //
I feel good, I feel great, man, I feel amazing”
The optimistic lyricism combined with the empowering Hip-Hop instrumental equates to an empowering track that makes you feel ready to take on whatever life throws at you.
If we are to go by these two tracks, we are set for a pretty amazing album next year. The record coincides with Mary’s Superbowl halftime show performance, with the release coming two days prior.
Speaking on her upcoming album, Mary said;
“Working on this new album has been so much fun, I’m excited for my fans to hear these first two songs to give them a taste of what’s to come. I’m grateful to all my collaborators and partners who have walked with me through this process and even more grateful to my fans who I hope have a blast with this new music.”
We can’t wait to listen to the album in full!
Words By Nadia Clasper
Photo Credit; Mary J Blige Instagram