Mary J. Blige has announced details of her new documentary, My Life.
The film is directed by Oscar-winner Vanessa Roth and explores Blige’s resounding 1994 sophomore album of the same name. The record featured the singles, ‘Be Happy’, ‘I’m Goin’ Down’, and ‘You Bring Me Joy’.
My Life was nominated for a Grammy, and the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling three million copies in the United States.
“My Life is probably my darkest album at one of the darkest times I’ve had,” Blige says in the emotional trailer. “Most of the time I was just depressed and didn’t want to live.”
She added: “I had it all inside and I was able to sing it and write it, and I didn’t know that so many people felt the same way.”
The documentary includes footage of Blige performing the album live for the first time. It additionally features interviews with early collaborator Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Alicia Keys and actress Taraji P. Henson.
The synopsis states Blige “reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her from the soul-crushing world of New York’s housing projects to international stardom” in the documentary.
See the trailer, below.