When Kelly Rowland released her fourth track today from her upcoming album, “Kelly Rowland“, it got me thinking. Why isn’t she as successful as Beyonce? Both are very pretty, talented but for some reason or another Rowland is missing that elusive “IT”. Personally, as much as I enjoy Queen B’s music, Kelly has been my favorite DC member.
“Forever And A Day” is the second official international single from her forthcoming album, and fourth track released overall. As much of a gay following “Commander” had, it never really appealed to the masses and crossed over. Hopefully this new track will do what “Commander” was supposed to do.
The Sam Watters and Andre Merritt penned track was produced by David Guetta and Jonas. It’s in the vein of previous Rowland/Guetta collaborations, but a bit more lyrically meaningful. It’s a heartfelt dance ballad, if that even exists. While this new track is hitting UK radio stations, Kelly is hard at work promoting “Rose Colored Glasses” stateside. She recently filmed a 3D *groan* music video for the song.
For her third studio album, Kelly isn’t taking any chances at succeeding. She’s releasing two versions of her album in October. The international release will take on a more dance-based sound, similar to “Commander” and “Forever and a Day”, while the domestic version will follow more of a urban-pop vibe.
KELLY ROWLAND: FOREVER AND A DAY
What did you think of the new track? It’s not as hard as “Commander“, but I love it. The more I listen to it, the catchier it gets. Rowland’s voice really soars during the chorus. Girlfriend is definitely giving it all that she’s got.
So why do you think Kelly hasn’t blown up as big as Madame Knowles? Is it the less fabulous hair? Is it she’s doesn’t have the high-power hip-hop boyfriend (Jay-Z)? Is it Beyonces’ booty? I really hope Kelly takes off. It’s her time to be front and center and stop acting like a warm-up act for B.