Kelly Rowland Talks 5th Album: “I want this record to be happy”

Are you ready for the return of Ms. Kelly?

Kelly Rowland has been conspicuously absent from the music scene since releasing 2013's 'Talk a Good Game' but the "Commander" hitmaker recently sat down with Lenny Magazine and had some choice words about her next full-length attempt:

It’s happy. I said I wanted a record full of up-tempos. A lot of my albums and songs have been slow, except for tracks like “Commander” or “When Love Takes Over.” I said I wanted this record to be happy because we need that right now, more than ever. That’s where my heart is... I was literally listening to everything: old '90s R&B and these old records my mom put me onto.

This is undoubtedly promising news. Although Rowland may not have enjoyed the same level of success as Destiny's Child's more high-profile alumnus, her discography represents a catalogue of strong efforts, but none as accomplished as when she bucks the balladry and heads to the dance floor.

She also opened up, of course, about the prospect of a Destiny's Child reunion, openly dismissing the prospect for what feels like the 718th time. Kelly claims that the girls "don't even talk about it" when they see each other, because they're too busy "trying to get Michelle married off."

Excellent.

You can check out the full interview here, where Rowland talks about her new parenting book, her makeup line, and how she feels about raising a child in Trump's America.

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