Kelly Rowland, “Dirty Laundry”
Kelly Rowland: underrated or overrated? I vote perfectly rated. The former Destiny’s Child who is not Beyoncé and who is not the subject of constant, irrational torment has quietly been releasing singles from her next solo album, Talk A Good Game (née Year Of The Woman), for the past eight months or so. First there was “ICE,” a song with Lil’ Wayne about sex, and then there was the great “Kisses Down Low,” a song about oral sex.
“Dirty Laundry” is the album’s third single, and it’s nothing like those other releases and her past hits, which tend toward overt sexuality. It’s a straight confessional — Rowland sounds almost as if she’s doing homework here — about her feelings on Bey’s solo career and an abusive relationship with an old boyfriend. You probably won’t be hearing this one at The Club, but give it a listen now.
Talk A Good Game is due out June 18.