Mary J. Blige starts a new era with a brand new song titled “Only Love.”
Sampling “Doctor Love” by First Choice, Blige makes post-divorce sound delightful on the disco groove. She understands wholeheartedly that “only love can save the day.”
The singer explained why she decided to put out “Only Love” and what she’s been cooking up for listeners. “I’ve been in the studio working on new music and was excited to share a little bit with you all,” she wrote on Instagram. “I had a year of so many ups and downs and have come out the other side with a renewed spirit and a fresh perspective. I’m entering my next chapter with an open mind and heart. ONLY LOVE is where I am right now and I couldn’t keep it to myself any longer!!!”
“Only Love” is the first release since Blige shared “Bounce Back” earlier this year. The new song has been released via Republic Records, making us wonder if Blige has left her label of four years, Capitol Records.
Last weekend, Blige headlined the ESSENCE Festival. During her visit, she launched her new jewelry line Sister Love with LL Cool J’s wife, Simone Smith.
Listen to “Only Love” below.