Following his retrospective set at the BET Awards, R&B pioneer R. Kelly is back with new single ‘My Story’.
The 2 Chainz assisted cut serves as the lead release from the Pied Piper’s latest studio album (which has gone through as many name changes as Prince).
Has Kellz still got “it”? You decide after the jump…
Hmm. With ‘Story’, Kelly presents quite the conundrum.
On the one hand, we anticipated something with more lyrical dexterity; something more befitting of his status as one of music’s skilled songwriters. Yet, it’s imperative to remember the versatility of the artist at hand; indeed this is the same man who commanded radio to ‘Step In The Name Of Love’ straight after telling them where he wants to stick his ‘Ignition’. Then, of course, there’s his Gospel/Inspirational numbers.
As such, while ‘Story’ is far from groundbreaking, it’s a decent enough effort from an act we’re certain still has many an Ace up his sleeve. Fingers crossed his latest album (whenever it arrives) showcases more of the varied tones, tempos, and textures that make up one of the music’s most celebrated chameleons.