Last Friday, soul legend Mary J. Blige released the tough, searing new album Strength Of A Woman. “Love Yourself,” the album’s lead single and opening track, is a minor masterpiece with an orchestral boom-bap beat; it’s not-bad Kanye West guest verse is probably the worst thing about it. The song is perfect for the Roots, and that band joined MJB when she performed a Kanye-free version of it on The Tonight Show last night. It’s a great performance, dramatic and emotionally intense, with even the show’s lighting people putting in extra work to turn it into something special. Watch it below.
Strength Of A Woman is out now on Capitol.