With it almost being a year since ‘Commander’ surfaced, many have been left scratching their heads as to the whereabouts of Kelly Rowland‘s third studio album.
Perhaps sensing the growing impatience within her supporters, the Grammy winner took to her official website today to update fans on the status of the project.
Check out what she had to say after the jump…
I just wanna first start off by telling you all thank you SO much for being incredibly patient in waiting for the album. The making of this album has been an emotional roller coaster but empowering for me, which you will hear once it’s all done. I’m just taking my time to make sure it’s everything I want it to be. Just an FYI, it is shaping up beautifully! All the producers and writers are passionate masterminds, and I thank them for their creativity! Also, this album is NOT limited, I am not allowing ANYONE to put me in a box, with sound. That’s not where I belong. The album IS consistent sonically and I am writing, creating, having fun, and healing………it’s been a BLAST!!! I wanted to bring you guys up to speed with the album! I love you all dearly! And as soon as I have hard dates on release, trust me you know I got you! KR, xoxo
While I, too, am itching to see the project finally rolled out, there is a ‘business’ slant to this which many are neglecting to consider. In not beating about the bush, Kelly’s background (and the drama surrounding it) is well-documented (see: Mathew Knowles, preferential treatment etc). Hence, if success is the name of the game for her and her label, the clearly have to play their cards oh-so-right and make sure every move is calculated to a ‘T’. Reliable word reaffirms that she is a priority at Universal Motown, hence patience really is the name of the game here.
Although (and perhaps somewhat contradicting myself), there are a barrage of new releases on the horizon; hence accelerating the creative process is becoming a must with each new promo pic or snippet which surfaces of another act.