Kelly-Rowland new song “Dirty Laundry,” confronts her resentment towards Beyonce, and exposes the truth of her an abusive relationship with an ex.
“Talk A Good Game” is an apt title for Kelly Rowland’s latest album. Rowland’s second set for Republic Records and fourth album overall, due June 18, finds the former Destiny’s Child fully coming into her own as a solo artist with a renewed focus on R&B and her most forthcoming, hard-hitting tracks to date.
At the center of the project is “Dirty Laundry,” a collaboration with The-Dream that Rowland premiered today (Wednesday, May 15) on her SoundCloud page. The candid track finds Rowland laying herself bare with frank and often poignant commentary that begins during a rough period shortly after the release of her solo debut “Simply Deep” in 2002. The song unfolds in chapters, with Rowland confronting her resentment over Beyoncé’s post-Destiny’s Child success in the first verse. “When my sister was on stage / killing it like a mother fucker / I was in a rage / feeling it like a motherfucker,” she sings, later adding, “Post-‘Survivor,’ she on fire / Who wanna hear my bullshit?”