Mary J Blige’s ‘The London Sessions’ documentary to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Documentary offers a 'behind-the-scenes look' at the soul singer in the recording studio

A new Mary J Blige documentary is to have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City next month (April).

Titled The London Sessions, the documentary follows the soul singer during the recording of her acclaimed album of the same name, which was released last November (2014). It promises to include a “behind-the-scenes look” at her studio sessions with Disclosure, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy.

Sam Wrench, who has previously directed behind-the-scenes documentaries for Biffy Clyro and Mona, shot the film over 10 days in the British capital last year.

Following the documentary’s premiere at New York City’s Beacon Theater, Blige will take to the stage for a performance. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15-26 at various venues in the city’s Tribeca district.

Blige released The London Sessions, her 13th studio album, last November (2014) and saw it debut at Number 9 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Read NME’s review of the album here.