Two of the biggest voices in music, Mary J. Blige and Beyoncé, join forces on their new duet “Love a Woman.” The producer-songwriter behind the superstar collaboration, Sean Garrett, spoke with Rap-Up.com about how the “iconic” track came together.
Garrett, who has penned hits for both women in the past, revealed that the song was originally written for Beyoncé. “I initially did the record for Beyoncé and then we just felt it would be an even bigger record with Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige,” he explained. “Both these women are two iconic female figures in the world, and what would be better than putting those two on a record? We felt it would be a really iconic move.”
“Woman,” which appears on Blige’s 10th album My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), will take listeners back. “We did a throwback ’90s type of feel with the track,” said Garrett. “We wanted to give people who grew up with Mary and Beyoncé that real feel that they could reminisce on.”
The R&B divas showcase their powerful pipes on the R&B-drenched record. “The vocals on it are impeccable,” added the hitmaker. “Both Mary and Beyoncé did an incredible job vocally. It just epitomizes the soulfulness, the integrity of real women, and it couldn’t come at a more climactic time.”
While it’s unknown if an accompanying video will be shot, Garrett has high hopes. “I wouldn’t bet against it.”