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Retro Rewind: Kelly Rowland – ‘Haven’t Told You’

Published: Thursday 27th Sep 2012 by TGJ

For one reason or another, Kelly Rowland‘s 2002 debut  ‘Simply Deep’ has never- in keeping it completely honest- has never received the recognition it deserved.

Boasting guitar led R&B ballads ( ‘Simply Deep‘) and a host club friendly ‘bangers’ (‘Make You Wanna Stay‘), the project stands as Kelly’s best, far more versatile than its sexier predecessors.

So, in celebration of the project which turns 10 this October, That Grape Juice shines a light on one of its stand out tracks, ‘Haven’t Told You‘.

Crafted by Jeanette Olson, Anders  Barren and Jany Schella, the moving cut never received the singles treatment and thus remains relatively unheard of by any unfamiliar with  the project.

The best of Kelly below…

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  1. Alex Thomas September 27, 2012

    Love her <3 Can't wait for the new album! ICE is on FIRE! #TeamKelly

  2. Alex Thomas September 27, 2012

    Love her <3 Can't wait for the new album! ICE is on FIRE! #TeamKelly

  3. williNalli September 27, 2012

    Great choice! Also cannot wait for #YOTW! I am getting my life from her!

  4. williNalli September 27, 2012

    Great choice! Also cannot wait for #YOTW! I am getting my life from her!

  5. kkay September 27, 2012

    simply deep was great… kelly has amazing vocals.. hate or love it

  6. kkay September 27, 2012

    simply deep was great… kelly has amazing vocals.. hate or love it

  7. TM September 27, 2012

    That is my girl! She sound like beyonce alittle on this track!
    But I’m glad she is doing her own thing with new music ICE, and the new sitcom! I’m so proud of her!

  8. TM September 27, 2012

    That is my girl! She sound like beyonce alittle on this track!
    But I’m glad she is doing her own thing with new music ICE, and the new sitcom! I’m so proud of her!

  9. gio88 September 28, 2012

    this is kelly i love! so original , deep and with her own style!

  10. gio88 September 28, 2012

    this is kelly i love! so original , deep and with her own style!

  11. Matthew Charlery-Smith September 28, 2012

    Thanks David! This is an excellent album and I always say it on Kelly posts. This album was critically overlooked but no so commercially and by consumers. It went to #1 in the UK and went Platinum. It also went #1 and Gold in Ireland. It’s her only album to return her a certification in her home country and her most successful territory (US & UK).

    I love this song but I prefer “Simply Deep”, “Heaven” and “Obsession”. “Every Time You Walk Out That Door” and “Beyond Imagination” are top tracks too. I think this should have been a “Simply Deep” album post rather than just on one song.

    Considering this is Kelly’s only album to really “sell” she needs to return to this kind of formula; with deep meaningful songs that befit her powerful and soulful vocals. “Here I Am” only went to show what Kelly should avoid and if “Ice” is any indication of what’s to come we are in for more shallow disappointment. In regards to depth of topic this probably rivaled Adele’s 21. If it had been better promoted it could have gone 2 or 3 X Platinum in the UK and far better in the States.

  12. Matthew Charlery-Smith September 28, 2012

    Thanks David! This is an excellent album and I always say it on Kelly posts. This album was critically overlooked but no so commercially and by consumers. It went to #1 in the UK and went Platinum. It also went #1 and Gold in Ireland. It’s her only album to return her a certification in her home country and her most successful territory (US & UK).

    I love this song but I prefer “Simply Deep”, “Heaven” and “Obsession”. “Every Time You Walk Out That Door” and “Beyond Imagination” are top tracks too. I think this should have been a “Simply Deep” album post rather than just on one song.

    Considering this is Kelly’s only album to really “sell” she needs to return to this kind of formula; with deep meaningful songs that befit her powerful and soulful vocals. “Here I Am” only went to show what Kelly should avoid and if “Ice” is any indication of what’s to come we are in for more shallow disappointment. In regards to depth of topic this probably rivaled Adele’s 21. If it had been better promoted it could have gone 2 or 3 X Platinum in the UK and far better in the States.

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