AFTER three long years since his last album, R.Kelly is back with his new album, Black Panties.
This album has 17 tracks on the deluxe version and features superstars Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Future, Juicy J and more.
The 46-year-old offers something different with each track, but it all fits together into one flowing masterpiece. His vocal range is amazing and he isn’t afraid to flaunt his talent in each song.
There is so much passion with he sings and even though the lyrics aren’t romantic or personal, the melody of every song is so catchy.
This album has a sound that really fits into the music industry at the moment, but his style is very unique. It is fresh and each track is unpredictable.
It is certainly an album that offers something different with every track. There is a mixture of R&B, Soul, Pop and Ballads and his voice suits each one of these music styles.
He is that much of a superstar he has brought out a new sound from Kelly Rowland in the All the Way track. She sings in falsetto which she rarely sings in and it really compliments R.Kelly’s voice. Rather than having someone feature just to give the song more credibility, all of the features on this album have an equal amount to sing so it is more like a duet. This is very rare to come across.
This album is very chilled out. It’s great to listen to for background music. It would have been nice to have one or two songs that have a little more bass and a faster tempo, but I guess R.Kelly is known for his slower tempo R&B songs. Despite that, it is certainly a must buy at £10.99 for the deluxe edition.
Preview it on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/black-panties-deluxe-version/id742663988
Chester Intelligencer reporter, Amy Poole