In what comes as little surprise, Kelly Rowland has also now delayed the release of the International incarnation of her third studio album to next year.
It has been previously confirmed that, though pushed back to 2011 in the US, the worldwide version of the LP would still hit stores on November 29th. Not anymore.
Fully story after the jump…
The latest twist in the tale that is Rowland’s 3rd album, came courtesy of the 29 year herself during a Ustream session with fans last night (October 14th).
A humbled Rowland thanked her supporters for their patience, vowing to make sure that the wait was worth it when the album is eventually released.
It was not immediately clear if the two-version concept will remain, or whether one definitive album will be hitting all markets upon release. What is palpable, though, is the fact that Kelly and her team went back to the drawing board at some point over the last few months. Which does beg the question; what will become of the Urban-Dance tracks which made up the first version of the album? By that I mean the likes of ‘On & On’, ‘Each Other’, ‘Forever & A Day’ etc?
I’ve said many a time, but the ‘back to scratch’ approach with the album has both negative and positive potential. On the one hand, the buzz – in comparison to when ‘Commander’ debuted – is dimming. After all, the million dates, directions, and versions, provided has only served to confuse her potential buying audience.
That said, Kelly cultivating a new look (*very important in today’s day and age*), as well as collaborating with A-list hitmakers such as Darkchild, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, and Jermaine Dupri during this re-grouping phase, may very well spawn the hit that will carry the project forward.
It’s very much a waiting game; one which will be interesting to see how plays out.
Randomness: Kelly revealed during the chat that one of the two names she is considering for the album is ‘Kelebrate’ as suggested by a fan. “Celebrate” spelt with a ‘K’. Hmm…