From The Vault: Kelly Rowland – ‘Comeback’

Published: Sunday 8th May 2016 by Joe

When not helping newcomers chase their destiny, Kelly Rowland has carved out quite the solo career of her own comprised of R&B bops.

Today we salute one of the star’s most underrated gems ‘Comeback’ in this week’s From The Vault.

Featured on the diva’s 2007 sophomore effort ‘Ms. Kelly’, Scott Storch and Pooh Bear produced the track with Rowland lending a helping hand with the lyrics.

Though lined-up to follow the album’s lead single ‘Like This’, it was scrapped and replaced by global smash ‘Work (Put It In).’
Still a visual was shot and quietly surfaced online.

Lensed by Philip Andelman, the visual didn’t quite capture the ferociousness of the song – but made a commendable attempt.

Oozing all sorts of swagu, Rowland showcased arresting sass and proved herself a magnetising performer. Our only gripe is the glaring lack of “proper” choreography, which for a dance jam like this is both criminal and a clear case of corner-cutting.
The obvious politics at play in Kelly’s career at the time continues to irk us til this day – especially lack of push for ‘Comeback.’ It fit like a glove into the mix of what was musically dominating at the time (ie: Justin Timberlake’s ‘My Love’) and presented her as the solo force she is. Again, irksome.

That said, with a new album on the way, we hope this child of Destiny continues to up the ante on the performance front. Because in today’s visual age, artists have become more empowered than ever to swing the pendulum in their favour by delivering captivating output that can’t be denied.

Ready when you are, Kelly.

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  1. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ May 8, 2016

    She’s so likeable but the thing is, once she has a top 20 hit, she doesn’t build on that momentum and let’s her era’s die out with its lead single

    • RihNavy May 8, 2016

      I hate myself for agreeing with you, but…kiii, I see no lies

    • Jamie May 8, 2016

      No lies at all. Thats still my girl though.

  2. King Mark111 /.\ May 8, 2016

    I still feel that Kelly was pushed for 2006, but LeToya came out of nowhere with a hit and a #1 album. So they pushed Kelly back too far. Because wasn’t Bad Habbit suppose to be the first single? I feel in 2002 they did push Kelly and the other girl, but in 2006 and 2007, DC was over and Matt did not care about any of them, it was all Beyonce. Funny, now that Beyonce doesn’t have them to stand on (or sh1t on), her career been pretty blah lately. I mean the last album lasted a week.

    • Cough Cough May 8, 2016

      So basically you came in here to find another reason to bring up Beyonce huh? Your obsession with her is pretty evident Hun.!

      • King Mark111 /.\ May 8, 2016

        I’m talking about kelly’s fail solo run and the reason why it didn’t turn out.

      • Cough Cough May 8, 2016

        @mark sure girl, sure. Whatever you say ?

      • King Mark111 /.\ May 8, 2016

        So move along. Just like how the GP did with that Lemon Wedge album. 🙂

      • RihNavy May 8, 2016

        @Cough Cough, he’s one of the girls now sis. It’s in his contract to be messy with an optional clause to skip fleeting on Sunday’s to prepare his body for the LordT, so he can be DELIVERERRRDDDTTTT

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        DEATH!!!!

    • RihNavy May 8, 2016

      @LukhasChatturbateStan, move along? Like you moved your coins to his bank account to get a private show? Oh.

    • coolness May 8, 2016

      Her career has been “blah” yet she’s embarking on what will end up being her highest grossing tour to date almost two decades into her career. Her career is “blah” but she just released her most critically acclaimed album thus far that will most likely move an upward figure of 2 million copies in the U.S. soon. Her career is “blah” but she’s still one of THE MOST TALKED ABOUT and most famous celebrities in the world, period. I think you must be referring to someone else.

      • RihNavy May 8, 2016

        READ HENNY!REAAAD

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        Oop! You know you spilling too much lies and hate when you got the unbiased and nicest commenters coming for you! Yas I live for the Well Grounded commenters giving lashings!!! (GULPS FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORGANIC LEMONADE WITH ORGANIC HONEY ??)

  3. HailBeysus May 8, 2016

    Damn! I thought this was Kelly’s post? Yoncé got these peasants SHOOK ???!!

    • RihNavy May 8, 2016

      I wouldn’t call the Lukhas Stan a peasant, because he’s less than that. Maybe the word “vagabond” would fit him better sis

  4. coolness May 8, 2016

    The girl is insanely gorgeous, has a pretty voice and is charismatic but it’s just her lack of strong material, motivation (no pun intended, lol) and investment by her label that have left her to just coast in the industry. I had really high hopes that the Ms. Kelly album would catapult her to solo super stardom but things didn’t pan out the way I would have expected. Oh well, I’ll always have a soft spot for Kelly. DC was everything growing up 🙂

  5. HailBeysus May 8, 2016

    Lmao “so move along. Just like the GP did with that lemon wedge album.” Kiii the lies these dumpster divers tell to contemplate that #460 debut and 384k 4 month sales ???! If havng the #1 album in 41 countries after 3 weeks is moving on. What happened to AntiSuccess. I seem to recall it frihfalling off of Worldwide Itunes charts in SECONDS ??????!!!

    • RihNavy May 8, 2016

      I seem to recall it Free Falling faster than Aaliyah’s plane on Spirt Airlines. Somebody rocked that Pilot’s Boat the Wrong Way

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        SCREAMING!!! I CAN’T WITH YOU!!! I still haven’t recovered from when you told @Thot2Ashes Stan “You’re an even bigger flop than the pilot that flew your fav into oblivion!” ?????????

    • RihNavy May 8, 2016

      @Hailbeysus KIIII! The Aaliyah/WhatNow/ElusiveLamb is seaaauxxxx BOTHEREDT. I get my LIFE from shading ha!

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        Kiii it stays trying it only to fail every single damn time!

  6. RihNavy May 8, 2016

    YaaassssUHHHH! Dragggg Ha!Gatha Ha @HailBeysussssssuhhhh

  7. Suicide Blonde May 8, 2016

    @RihNavy
    What is Chatturbate?

    • RihNavy May 8, 2016

      Hey sissssss! And this website that our good girlfriend Mark is a Frequent Flyer for. He works 9-5 just to keep LUKHAS alive. Visit Chatturbate.com and let’s keep the conversation going ?????

      • Suicide Blonde May 8, 2016

        You got to be kidding me, that’s a prostitution site, I don’t believe it, Mark is straight.

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        Nope! You betta believe it! When you click Marks TGJ username his Graviator account is linked to his Twitter account. Mark claims the pest trolled him with a fake account. But when @Annalise asked him to change his Avi to prove the Hive wrong, he said the Hive hacked him KIII!!!!!

      • Suicide Blonde May 8, 2016

        I don’t know, he doesn’t seem the type of person who does that, but hey I’m not judging, it just that that wasn’t the image that I had of him.

    • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

      @Suicide Its Marsha’s guilty pleasure site! Luhkas is his fav! Marsha’s been a bad boy! (Spank) ohhhh!
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      April 29, 2016 at 6:45 am
      King Mark111 /.\ says:

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      If this is clinging or going back to what “worked”, then why didn’t this single chart?
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      https://chaturbate.com/lukhas/
      Reply

      • Suicide Blonde May 8, 2016

        I refuse to believe it, I just can’t, that Lukhas guy isn’t even attractive.

      • Keri Qween May 8, 2016

        @suicide

        It wasn’t Mark, the hive + particularly Rihnavy trolled him

        The fat b**** is tired and also trolled under Mark and I’s username last year

      • Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) May 8, 2016

        Who cares what you refuse to believe? LOL.
        He was CLOCKED! End of story.

  8. trose May 8, 2016

    Well let me throw in my 2 pence of what went wrong with his roll out! I thought Like this was A PERFECT 1st choice! GREAT way to start the album then the BET awards performance was great promo (kelly could’ve used some work on that vocal though) bumthe issue was the single choices, while the international single was WORK, The stateside single they chose to go with was GHETTO! GHETTO?! I was Pisssed!! they should have dropped ” still in love with my ex” THE REMIX VERSION with yung texxus that everyone loves, or ‘comeback” with proper choreography, but who in gods name thought ghetto was gonna be the single? and that awful video!!! UUGH, def singles choice F’d up that album

  9. RihNavy May 8, 2016

    Lsndbsbsksvwjswv LMAOOOO! Not “Marsha’s been a bad boy! (Spank) ohhhh!”

    BYE HAILBEYSUS!!! I’M THREW ???????????

      • RihNavy May 8, 2016

        . . . . . . sis, wyd wyd wyd wyd fhfjdgscdbdvehebdvvkg ⚰⚰⚰☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠

  10. KD May 8, 2016

    OMG…talk about a blast from the past. I loved this song so much and still do. It’s a shame that the Ms. Kelly era never really took off because the album had some very nice tunes.

  11. Keri Qween May 8, 2016

    The hive+ is pure trash making fun of someone’s tragic death and on Mother’s day. Obviously some depressed f*** who didnt even know their crack head mother’s.

    Anyways Kelly makes real music not hood trap garbage, i enjoyed Talk a good game

    • Lolz May 8, 2016

      Trying to act entitled yet you are you in a serious disease as an insult.

      • Lolz May 8, 2016

        You are using a serious disease*

  12. HailBeysus May 8, 2016

    Kiii these peasants can desperately try to defend the CLOSETED SELF CONTRADICTING HATING FA.G.G, but the fact remains @Marsha posted a gay link in the mist of an argument with the Hive. If @RihNavy trolled him how could he have linked @Marsha’s twitter account to his Graviator account? Also why is @Marsha still using that account if it’s been ‘hacked’ as he claims. Oh thats right because the self hating fa gg ot!! IS A LIAR AND WAS CAUGHT RED HANDED!! MORE KUMMM ON HIS FACE ????? ???!!!
    .
    More receipts
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    April 29, 2016 at 8:06 am
    Annalise says:

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    Did EYE LYEEEEE? Didn’t you specifically watermark your avi so no1 could copy it,… Why don’t you change your avi to prove me wrong. U clearly posted a link to a gay pørn chatroom and got caught out! ??????
    Reply
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    Why won’t he prove everyone wrong? Why won’t he change his Avi???
    .
    http://thatgrapejuice.net/2016/04/new-song-rihanna-calvin-harris-came/
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    Click Marsha’s name and it will take you to his Twitter kiii!!!
    .
    GET THESE ARTIFICIAL TUNA BITXH ?????!!! Because that’s the only pvssy your dixk has eva seen!!! You know you like Lukhas bussie!!! ???

    • Annalise May 8, 2016

      NOT artificial TUNA!!!!!!!!!! I DieeeeedT!! Not @SkidMark pretending to like fish, when he just added eggplant to his diet! ??????

  13. King Mark111 /.\ May 8, 2016

    It’s not impassible to link a twitter account to this TGJ name. Nor copying a profile pic, name and so on. But do what you must. 🙂

  14. Career Ender May 8, 2016

    I’ve been accused for trolling as Taylor Tori Azalea but the receipts are the, the Career Ender that was clocked had no gravatar and it was Taylor Tori Azalea amd he confessed yo doing it
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    Now over to you Marikos prove us all wrong!
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    the lashings won’t go away until you come out clean , remember when you had fun with Slay_Hive’s hair line drag? now the tables have turned bruh
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    glorified Internet male-ho

  15. HailBeysus May 8, 2016

    @ShítStain STAWP WITH THESE LAME EXCUSES!!!!! So your telling me one of the Hive members has your cell phone number??? Because you are required by Gravatar and Twitter to verify you Twitter account by Phone Number kiii!!! Also why are you still using an account that has been compromised if you’re still using that excuse LOLOLOL!!!!

    • Annalise May 8, 2016

      exactly!! @SkidMark watermarked his Thøtliyah avi specifically so no-one could troll him. So again, it’s takes like 10 seconds to change his gravatar and prove us all wrong, but he’s not man enough to do that!

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        Yas!!! You betta get up in here and give some lashings!!! I can’t @SkidMark being dragged up and down the concrete pavement ????!!! He’s reading these comments fuming trying desperately to come up with a plan to deflect!!

      • Annalise May 8, 2016

        KIIII he really brought on himself with all of the spiteful bítchy things he had to say about gays last year, despite the fact that he’s the biggest queèr on here! Jokes on him!

      • Molly May 8, 2016

        You guys are so desperate to bring King Mark down. Hacking his account is a new low for you bottom feeders.

      • Annalise May 8, 2016

        ANYWAYS!! @HailBeysus boo, keep scalping these faágz with RECEIPTS! Can’t argue with facts!

      • HailBeysus May 8, 2016

        Yas! Im living for Marsha Scrambling to find answers LOLOLOL

  16. Molly May 8, 2016

    Wait mark this can’t be true

  17. Career Ender May 8, 2016

    the greatest betrayal since Jesus-Judas has to be between Mark-His fingers-and -forgetful mind!

  18. Molly May 8, 2016

    Mark just prove them wrong.

  19. Annalise May 8, 2016

    AnTEAways!! Comeback was one of the stronger album cuts from Ms Kelly but the video treatment was not right for the song. Flashback was one of Kelly’s best songs to date, and it’s a crime this wasn’t released instead

    http://youtu.be/v4oRizDMuww

  20. Career Ender May 8, 2016

    where’s LB, Centurion and Keei qween do defend their leader?

  21. HailBeysus May 8, 2016

    Kii @VagisalCream2.0 playing Mansial In distress and having a Meltdown of @Marsha’s self exposure!! What’s wrong sis? No more late night secret bussie meets? ???

    • Molly May 8, 2016

      You thots want Mark to be gay so bad.

      • Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) May 8, 2016

        Well, if the stiletto fits lol

  22. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 9, 2016

    The song isn’t that bad and pretty good old song

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