Kelly Rowland - Here I Am

2011-09-06 09:04
Ever since her heyday with Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland has struggled to define her solo singing career, unlike former bandmate Beyoncé, arguably pop's ultimate superstar.

Rowland's first two albums showed promise, but were sub-par on the whole. Now with her latest release, Here I Am, she makes another attempt to show that she has finally found her musical niche.

Rowland's latest album is filled mostly with R&B melodies and some European uptempo dance tracks. She displays confidence in her self-worth with a few songs that should compel you to press replay. One in particular is her chart-topping single "Motivation," featuring Lil Wayne, which proves that she has the potential to fully carry herself as a solo artist.

The sexy vocalist also has a host of producers, including Rodney Jerkins, Jim Jonsin, RedOne and David Guetta. But the top-notch producers are not enough to elevate Rowland's star status on this album. Most of the 10 tracks struggle to meet the mediocre mark and simply do not measure up to the expectations brought by "Motivation."

The closest Rowland gets to good is on "Feeling Me Right Now." She's bold in her infatuation with herself on the mid-tempo track, claiming she can escort herself home without the presence of a man after a night out at the club. She sings on the piano-driven track, "I fell in love in the club tonight/I'm so feelin' me right now/I wanna take her home, take her home/'cause I know I'll love her right."

The "Feeling Me" track, along with "Keep It Between Us," ''All of the Night" featuring Rico Love, and "Turn It Up," fit Rowland's strong and likable voice. However, she falters on the Guetta-produced "Commander," which sounds more like a track that should have been made for Rihanna.

Unfortunately, seven years after Destiny's Child's last album, Rowland is still trying to find the route to her own musical destination.

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pearl 2011/08/30 10:54 AM
She is trying just give her a break will you..... the thing is ppl are to quick to compare her to beyonce, she will never be beyonce, bt she's the best becoz she sticks to wat she knows.
StephenC 2012/03/15 8:50 AM
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I agree with pearl here. Once musician or artist should never be compared to any musician alike just because one's previous band/group member is now famous. Beyonce got her break after Destiny's Child break off. I am not saying that Beyonce is lucky or what, just give Rowland chance to prove that she is also an excellent singer. Personally I like her album with piano-driven tracks. I would even love if she would be the one playing the piano. She can take [URL=]Piano Lessons[/URL] for the matter.
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