First Look: ‘Strength of a Woman’ Documentary
Another day, another artist forced to release a documentary to sell music that is otherwise uninspiring and lackluster. I hate to be a Negative Nelly, but remember when all it took to make you love or hate a song was listening to it? Remember when music used to capture your imagination and take you places? I do, and that’s why this documentary bandwagon artists have jumped on annoys me. Good music doesn’t require explanation. I don’t need to know what you felt while you were writing the song. I don’t need to see the pen and paper you wrote the lyrics on. I just need good music… sans the unnecessary and ineffectual hype.
Now, having said that, Mary J. Blige, an artist I totally love and support, is prepping to release a documentary in support of her upcoming Strength of a Woman album, due out this Friday, April 28th. The feature will air May 2nd via VH1 and can be previewed below.
Strength of a Woman is Mary’s thirteenth solo album and will reportedly chronicle the singer’s tumultuous marriage to husbanger Kendu Isaacs. The pair separated last year and are presently in court duking it out over Mary’s money.