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New Music: Mary J. Blige — “Thick of It”

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Mary J. Blige performs onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour presented by Ciroc Vodka And Live Nation at Barclays Center on May 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Live Nation)

After interviewing (and singing for) Hillary Clinton last week on The 411, Blige has leapt back from politics to music with the new song “Thick of It.” The single falls in line with her strong catalog of self-empowerment jams as she blends a number of influences in four minutes—tinges of ’60s soul bleed into the icier textures she explored on 2014’s The London Session.

“Thick of It” is set to appear on Strength of a Woman, which will be Blige’s 13th studio album. The new project doesn’t have a release date, but you can stream “Thick of It” below.