Listen to the new single from Kelly Rowland ‘Dirty Laundry’ — and see lyrics and a roundup of reviews — from the multi-Grammy winning R&B singer-songwriter’s forthcoming fourth solo studio album album, ‘Talk a Good Game.’ Details on the new song, along with audio stream below after the jump.
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Listen to the audio stream above. ‘Dirty Laundry’ is the second official single of the highly anticipated new solo album, Talk a Good Game, to be released June 18, 2013 from Kelly Rowland, formerly of Destiny’s Child, (with Beyonce and Michelle Williams).
Produced and written by The-Dream, Rowland’s song has provoked widespread reaction — on Twitter where it became a trending topic as well as reviews by critics — due to the autobiographical content of its lyrics which speak of the aftermath of Destiny’s Child and Beyonce’s solo career ascendency contrasted with her own efforts:
“When my sister was on stage, killin’ it like a motherf–er/ I was enraged, feelin’ it like a motherf–r/ Bird in a cage, you would never know what I was dealing with/ Went our separate ways, but I was happy she was killin’ it/ Bittersweet, she was up, I was down…”
The lyrics also speak, equally unsparingly of an abusive relationship with a boyfriend: “I was trapped in this house, lying to my mama / Thought it could get no worse, as we maximize the drama / Started to call them people on him, I was battered / He hit the window like it was me, until it shattered.”
You can see a line-by-line analysis of the meaning of the ‘Dirty Laundry’ lyrics here.
A round-up of reviews from critics is here.
The single,’Dirty Laundry’ will be released May 21, 2013. The official ‘teaser’ video is below. Check back for more video.
Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi (CC BY 2.0)
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