Kelly Rowland - Kelly | Song Review
Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She first rose to fame in the late 1990s as a member of Destiny's Child, one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. During their hiatus, Kelly released her debut solo album 'Simply Deep' (2002), which sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide and included the number-one single 'Dilemma' with Nelly. She also had many UK top-ten singles such as 'Stole' and 'Can't Nobody'.
Apart from being part of Destiny's Child and being a judge on The X-Factor UK; I know her by the iconic music video for 'Dilemma' with Nelly where Kelly sent a text, to Nelly, on Microsoft Excell and she got frustrated as there was no reply. My main question is... How did they get Microsoft Excell on a mobile phone in 2009? Kelly was living in the future.
Her self-titled single is a fresh banger that draws heavy influence from the Atlanta trap sound. As you can guess by the title, Kelly is singing/rapping about herself - she knows self-love is very important. She seems very confident on this record, which I like.
The thing with 'older' artists or artists that were big back in the day, they usually stay with the same song - especially if they don't release music for a certain amount of time. It seems like they know what kind of music made them popular, but music evolves, so the artist needs to evolve with time/music too. However, it seems Kelly has evolved correctly.
It is nice to see Kelly Rowland is back making music! But does this mean we are going to get a new album? I really hope so. If so, this song is such a good lead single. The beat is insane.