With a new single soaring at radio and her stock higher than ever, Kelly Rowland‘s new album title ‘Talk A Good Game’ couldn’t be more apt.
Presently putting the finishing touches to the set, the 32 year old recently chatted it up with Rolling Stone about what fans can expect from the project. The ‘Kisses Down Low’ singer also had some choice words about Keyshia Cole following the latter’s comments on bandmate Michelle Williams.
“Kisses Down Low” is a flirty, fun song. Is this indicative of the direction of Talk a Good Game?
“Kisses Down Low” is just a piece of the story of Talk a Good Game. I’m really honest on this album. There’s another song that I have, “Dirty Laundry.” Even the title track is about relationships – the ins, the outs – all the interesting moments of relationships. I’m really ready for people to hear this album. It’s kind of hard to keep it to myself.”
“Dirty Laundry” is an intriguing title. Are you naming names?
It’s the first time I’ve been so stripped away and naked. I had help with that, and that help was the-Dream. I was in the studio with Dream and he said, “I just want you to get deeper. The people want more. They want to be led into your life and know more about you.” And I said, “Oh, God!” It’s really nervous, because you don’t know what people are going to say. In this moment, I really don’t care. [Laughs]
Who are you collaborating with on the new album?
I’m still putting everything together, but I called on some new talent from Canada, like T-Minus and Boi-1da, who I love being in the studio with. Kevin Cossum, who just pulls melody out of his ears, Rock City, who completely know how to ride a beat and a cadence that’s crazy, and Mike WiLL’s genius-osity – I’m gonna make up a word – where he just knows what the streets are talking about.
You reunited with Destiny‘s Child at the Super Bowl. Keyshia Cole received some blowback for criticizing Michelle Williams‘ performance on Twitter. Do you have any thoughts on her comments?
It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than her. So, I really don’t care what she said.
The most potent flavor of shade is classy shade. Something Kelly clearly knows all too well, as she read Keyshia with fatal doses of fact and tact. And rightfully so.
As for the music, ‘Talk A Good Game’ seems to be shaping up well. We can’t wait to hear it!
While we wait, check out this behind the scenes snap from the ‘Kisses Down Low’ video shoot. There’s A LOT of talent in this picture, can you spot some of the major names?