First Listen: Mary J. Blige’s ‘Can’t Be Life’

Mary J. Blige dropped a new single entitled “Can’t Be Life” today in conjunction with the new film, Body Cam that debuted this week on Digital platforms.  The song will be available on Apple Music and Spotify and is featured over the end credits of the film.


The song reunites Blige with longtime collaborators Chucky Thompson (My Life, Mary, The Breakthrough), Denise Rich (“Don’t Waste Your Time” duet w/Aretha Franklin from Mary) and Bruce Miller (No More Drama, Love & Life), and brings in longtime songwriting vets Stacy Barthe (Beyonce, Nipsey Hussle, Rihanna), Jimmy Cozier (Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys) and Aaron Phillips (P!nk, Demi Lovato, Kelly Price). “Can’t Be Life” is an original song for the film Body Cam and speaks candidly to the current times.


An intense action thriller, Body Cam stars Blige, Nat Wolff (Semper Fi), David Zayas (“Dexter”), and Anika Noni Rose (“Bates Motel”) and is directed by Malik Vitthal whose directorial debut, Imperial Dreams, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.


When a routine traffic stop results in the unexplained, grisly death of her colleague, a cop (Blige) realizes footage of the incident will play for her eyes only. As the attacks mount, she races to understand the supernatural force behind them.

Body Cam is available to purchase now on Digital platforms including Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sony PlayStation Video, FandangoNOW and more.