By Amanda Wicks
Mary J. Blige is back with a new visual for her single “Thick Of It,” and even though the song may deal with the incredible difficulties and pain she experienced in her last relationship, she manages to turn all of that into gold.
In the video, Blige appears in a gold room and either stands on a gold stage or sits on a gold sofa. Even though she’s surrounded by the appearance of luxury and success, Blige delivers the heartbreaking lyrics with an emotional intensity that belies her surroundings. Not everything that glitters is gold, it turns out.
“Thick Of It” appears on her upcoming album Strength of a Woman, and taps into some of her most personal turmoil. The song seems to detail the end of her 12-year-marriage to Kendu Isaac. The two announced their divorce at the end of July. “This song is so personal it’s almost painful to let it out,” she said about the track when she first released it.