Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Music: @KellyRowland's "Dirty Laundry"

I can't explain how much I felt this record. Kelly Rowland is probably most known for being Beyonce's right hand girl in the infamous girl group Destinys Child. Kelly is the only original member that stuck through the highly publicized drama that the group has endured over the years. With some success of her own under her belt, the world probably assumed that she of all of the changing members had it the easiest, Kelly is now making it clear- she didn't.

This new single, Dirty Laundry from her upcoming album, Talk a Good Game -reveals to fans a side of Kelly that no one in the public saw coming. She is very VERY forthcoming and honest about her feelings towards Beyonce's heightened success after the dismantling of the group- but more important in my opinion is her admission to struggling through an abusive relationship.

While the jury is still out on just who this abuser was, it is very clear that the beautiful Kelly Rowland has been THROUGH IT! The song details this person driving a wedge between Kelly and Bey, all while physically, and verbally abusing the songstress.

Kelly has kept this all a secret until now. Hopefully the world/media will look at this record for what it is, and that is her walking in her truth and prayerfully helping someone else to identify with their own situation and get help. I'm sure this song will become more about her admission of feeling some kind of way about Bey's success more than it will be about her fight through domestic violence, but that's the world we live in.

I love Kelly for this. I think it's beautifully written and revealing. I hope it frees her  and any other person who hears it in a similar situation. What a heavy load to carry all of this time, and with so much grace. I think that's the point of the song. You never know what these celebs are going through... you never know. Salute to The Dream for helping Kelly get free of some of what she's been holding on to. Go Kelly!!! What do you guys think?!

1 comment:

  1. i almost cried listening to this i cant believe she went thru this my heart breaking