Smokey Robinson teams with Mary J. Blige to remake his classic song “Being With You” into a sweet duet.
The contemporary version of the track will appear on Robinson’s forthcoming album “Smokey & Friends,” which releases August 19. The CD, which features remakes of Robinson’s classic songs, will include duets with artists like John Legend, CeeL0 Green, Miguel and Aloe Blacc.
“We’re trying to captivate some new audience members,” says Robinson. “I would just like the younger listeners to take away that somebody who is their era or in the genre of music that they like is singing with me and they’re going to be curious as to why this particular person wanted to sing with me if they don’t know who I am.”
Listen to Smokey Robinson and Mary J. Blige’s duet below.