New Song: Kelly Rowland – ‘The Game’

Published: Sunday 1st Jun 2014 by Sam
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As previously reported, Kelly Rowland has teamed up with drinks giant Pepsi for a brand new visual album.

Titled ‘Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game’, the project celebrates the upcoming Brazil World Cup and sees a video accompany each track of the compilation – which also features contributions from the likes of Rita Ora and Janelle Monae.

Ms. Kelly’s effort, which premiered today, is aptly christened ‘The Game’ and will be paired with a video shot by iconic director Spike Lee.

Is the song itself any good? Take a listen below…

Click here to listen to ‘The Game’

A vocally solid song, which is somewhat let down by a lyrically empty hook. Also, the production, while decent, doesn’t quite evoke the air of urgency or epic that an anthem-like smash is arguably supposed to have.

Still, with Kelly currently between projects, new material is always welcome.

Your thoughts?

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  1. rowland stone June 1, 2014

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rowland stone June 1, 2014

      bopping to the beat

      *make your play, make it count TODAY*

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  2. ICONIC RIRI June 1, 2014

    Chia kelly will snatch wigs.

  3. rowlandstones June 1, 2014

    slay queen slaaaaaay .

  4. Islandboi242 June 1, 2014

    Nice Kelly I really like this song

  5. BEYFLAWLESS June 1, 2014

    i like:)

  6. Guylstheprince June 1, 2014

    Yes this song sound like a hit and it just deserve a good video and good promotion to top the charts !!!

  7. FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

    Who?

    • Dunia June 1, 2014

      Someone who is not babysitting a non factor 100th child

      • FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

        Oh like how Kelly is Blue Ivys certified Nanny & Beyonce’s Assistant???

      • Dunia June 1, 2014

        OH but yet she finds time to make better things than you fav…the self drag hahahah. we will wait for Ci’s work with Pepsi #ComingNever

      • FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

        Girl you act like Pepsi actually gave her a budget!!!!


        The b**** recorded 1 song!!!!!


        She aint Beyonce! She aint even the #SecondLeadVocalist

      • Dunia June 1, 2014

        then why isnt ur Ci on it, at least to sing one hook? lmao

      • FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

        Gooorl….. Goodbye!

    • rowlandstones June 1, 2014

      ww superstar who is in Qatar now performing the song ? you mad?!

      • FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

        Yeah because they are the only people that will give a damn!

    • sarah June 1, 2014

      Lmao she maaaaad…haha.. the only thing handed to Ciara are law suit papers

      • FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

        The only thing handed to Kelly was the papers from her label saying she had been DROPPED!

    • Jamie June 1, 2014

      Who is officially Ciara’s last name b****. You know who the f*** Kelly Rowland is so don’t even try to come for her. As a matter of fact, speaking of come, you couldn’t even if you were being f***** with your dry as boy p****. I know you have one because females don’t even hate on Kelly as much as you do.

  8. did ya say bieber,gaga,miley,beyonce,one direction,rita ora or austin mahone…(eminems side b****) June 1, 2014

    im so excited,this is slayon..go ms row go kelly…wish she has kids soon

  9. Dunia June 1, 2014

    What doesn’t kill you will make you strong. Face to face with the eye of tiger. You’re a soldier, ready for war

    Definetely inspirational

  10. mhud June 1, 2014

    Wow……..This song is giving me life right now.My baby is slaying.Yayyyyyy

  11. did ya say bieber,gaga,miley,beyonce,one direction,rita ora or austin mahone…(eminems side b****) June 1, 2014

    she will slay this era but unless she has twerking skills like miley she should stop making those sexual songs..she is better off singing songs like rose coloured glasses and stole.but she is 1999900000 times better than cerror,has she posted pictures of futures b****** child yet?

  12. did ya say bieber,gaga,miley,beyonce,one direction,rita ora or austin mahone…(eminems side b****) June 1, 2014

    were be ciaras baby,future be a cute name if it wasnt from a dead beat daddy..i know em n**** s like future.they be knockin gals up and skate out…shame on ya n****s for be doing et

  13. metzo June 1, 2014

    This sounds Like an M.I.A song. Anyway, I don’t Get it.

  14. sarah June 1, 2014

    Werrrrrk Mama!!!! The “label-less” kelendria Rowland is getting more work than artist who are signed..call no names!!

    • metzo June 1, 2014

      #True

    • rowlandstones June 1, 2014

      lamo. I like.

  15. did ya say bieber,gaga,miley,beyonce,one direction,rita ora or austin mahone…(eminems side b****) June 1, 2014

    on be more important,thank ya tgj for making this my biggest guilty pleasure and makin me feel great after visitong this site cause im now fat as hell..love this s***

  16. Teacher June 1, 2014

    Y’all trippin this song is trash!

    • sarah June 1, 2014

      Mad or nahhhhhh….this song gives exactly what its supposed to give..world cup fever! Excitement …trash…i think not

      • Teacher June 1, 2014

        BYE! There’s nothing exciting about this song!

  17. Pu$$y Juice Lover June 1, 2014

    #12yearsalessor

  18. FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

    #SecondLadVocalist

    • FutureCIARA June 1, 2014

      #SecondLeadVocalist

  19. RihIcon June 1, 2014

    YASS MS KELLY U BETTER PROMOTE THIS S***! SHE JUST SNATCHED ME BALD THEN PROCEEDED TO SCALP ME

  20. Kisses Down Low June 1, 2014

    LOVE this song. Kelly never fails to disappoint me musically

  21. Ugh June 1, 2014

    Kelly Flopland is so boring with her 1 hit per year career. She’s such a lessor in the game. Its a shame when people who have been in the game less years and still outsell her flop albums.

    • Sarah June 1, 2014

      The point your missing is that Kelly HAS been inthe game for years and she is STILL here!!!! Can’t say that for most…And the ones who come will be quickly forgotten..Kelly will always be remembered…The relevancy of Tamar & K Michelle has already faded..and these are new chicks in the game…Amerie, Mya, Asanti cant get a song on the billboard 100 if you pay them

      • Ugh June 1, 2014

        She still can’t stand on her own 15 years in the game (really who else is an opening act on a tour when they are supposed to be a veteran?) Who else can’t perform alone? Her affiliation with Beyonce is her saving grace or else she’d be a non motherphucking factor. She can keep singing them repetitive songs that get her 1 hit per year and still her flop albums. If she didn’t play second fiddle to beyonce her whole career no one would give a damn about her music.

  22. sandropeace85 June 1, 2014

    Its funny how the so called
    second lead singers is
    doing better than a lotta wholes out there

  23. sandropeace85 June 1, 2014

    Kelly does it good everytime
    Pepsi needs to promote this song properly.
    Its the best song i heard so far

  24. The Queen of R&B June 1, 2014

    Yessss Queen Kelly come slay these h***

  25. BeyHive June 1, 2014

    I love this song Good job Kelly I really like this

  26. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) June 1, 2014

    The vocals are the only good part about this song. As a Kelly Rowland fan, I’m elated this song will not be on her album. What is this song even talking about? The hook is terrible. However, I do hope she uses these stellar vocals on the album. I need more songs where we can hear her vocal abilities.

  27. LadyGaGa June 1, 2014

    Mrs Witherspoon Great job this is a really good song wasn’t looking forward to hearing it but in happy I did I like the song it needs a Video

  28. Katy perry June 1, 2014

    Wow I really do like this song great job , Kelly you should really just Do Pop music this is great, who ever doesn’t like this song is crazy and don’t know good music

  29. Rihanna June 1, 2014

    Omg yess Kelly Rowland is here honey I love this song , and yes this needs a video ASAP , and I think the world would get their lives if Rihanna and Kelly did a song together

  30. BITCHPLEASEEEEE June 1, 2014

    COME ON GUYS, YALL BETTER TELL THE TRUTH. THIS SONG IS SO BASIC WITH SOME BASIC BEAT. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. BITCHPLEASEEEEE June 1, 2014

    WHAT KIND OF SCREAMING MESS IS THIS. COME ON KELLY I KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER. THIS SONG IS BASIC WITH SOME LAME BASIC BEAT TO IT. NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Molly June 1, 2014

    Shes garbage like Stephy

  33. MadonnaFan June 1, 2014

    Love this song yesssss Queen Kelly

  34. MJ Forever June 1, 2014

    I HAD A DREAM I HAVE A DREAM NOW SAY! YEEESSSSS Queen Kelly Is Coming for these wigs Honey Amen to her , Her singing has Gotten a lot better I hear the power now Great Job., It’s going to be on Repeat for a while , I need to see how the video is going to look can’t wait

  35. The Witherspoons June 1, 2014

    Kelly Rowland honey you are doing your Thing baby I can’t wait to hear and buy the new album Queen Kelz , I think she’s leaving the R&B music for Pop and I’m looking forward to it

  36. Mark111 June 1, 2014

    I like the message. The bass is nice, but the beat is too basic. I really like the Janelle Monáe Hero song.(I left it on play and the whole album played.)

  37. sandropeace85 June 1, 2014

    Guys. Just remember that this is a song for the world cup. Its not her solo project!
    The song is good. She has a strong voice.

  38. Blue Ivy Carter-Rodriguez June 1, 2014

    Kelly just get back in the stable you call a studio and hang up those tired vocals. It’s over for you in the music game, you could always go back to racing. You slayed in seabiscuit!

  39. ann June 1, 2014

    Thumbs up, Mrs. Kelly Witherspoon. This ones all about the powerful vocals I love, and the equally powerful message for the World Cup experience!

  40. Timago June 1, 2014

    A new FLOP from SMELLY FLOPLAND?!

    FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP!

    • Stephy June 1, 2014

      Yassss I was wondering where you were!!! Lol

  41. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 1, 2014

    This Ciara fan always seething so where. Someone cme get this messy ass bitchh please! Ugh

  42. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 1, 2014

    This Ciara fan always seething so where. Someone cme get this messy ass bitchh please! Ugh!!

  43. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 1, 2014

    Why is Career Ender so pressed! I swear I’m gonna drag that bitchh so hard if she tries it with Queen Mariah. Don’t try it b****. Dead @ you thinking you can drag a legend like Mariah!

  44. N June 1, 2014

    I after listen to songs at least twice to comment:
    Positives:
    Belting those vocals are unexpected. This is what brought life to this almost lifeless song.

    Negative:
    The entire production seems hurried, hence the flawless quality and vocals are not there
    The vocals for the verses are basic and lifeless (VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED)- its like two different vocalists (one singing the verse and another belting those high notes)
    The hooks could have been more authentic
    The lyrics could been more authentic and deep- too basic for my liking.

    Im hearing Michelle Williams “Say Yes” and Destiny’s Child “Survivor”
    I really hope that the video is better that this song and I hope that she perform this song. Kelly neeeeddds to explore her vocals.

    • Sarah June 2, 2014

      I actually think the song is super dope!! Have you listened to Janelle Monae’s song “hero”..you will see the concept of the album

  45. eric June 1, 2014

    I don’t like the song at all, but the message is really good. Nice promo shot too.

  46. Timago June 2, 2014

    FLOP.

  47. me.com June 3, 2014

    Most world cup songs are cliche and lyrically bad
    But this is at least a bop

  48. Jarboo89 June 3, 2014

    What a great track it is, WOW!

  49. tera June 3, 2014

    a retired boxer**** hmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. tera June 3, 2014

    luv kelly but this is total garbbage????????? just sayin i heard better songs fr her if this is the case i prefer tlc kick your game

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