Kelly Rowland Has New Music On The Way & Don’t Expect Anything “Shallow”

Kelly Rowland is a busy lady these days. In addition to raising her toddler son, working on a makeup line, and supporting the girl group she put together on BET's Chasing Destiny, she's also working on new music of her own. And, she's already recorded over 45 songs that could potentially appear on her new album. I don't know how she manages to fit all of this in, but hearing her explain working on her career, it sounds like she's taking her time and letting her passion guide her. At Breyers' 150th birthday celebration in New York City, Rowland tells Bustle of her new album, "I’m still working on the sound, but I have to say, I feel like I’ve evolved since the last album, and I want to put all of that on there, like knowledge, pushing myself overly, and — I want it to feel good. You know, I really am focused on the record feeling good."

She continues, "People have been asking me about the music and when I’m putting it out, and I don’t want to put out anything shallow, you know what I mean? I want it to be fun, but I want it to reflect who I am and what I’ve been doing the past three or four years."

Rowland's previous album, Talk A Good Game, was released in 2013, and in the time since Rowland welcomed her son, Titan, and married her husband, Tim Witherspoon, so clearly a lot has changed in her life. And it sounds like the former Destiny's Child singer has a lot to say about it considering she's recorded over 45 songs. "And I’m recording some more!" she says. As for how she'll manage to cut the number down to fit on to one album, she explains, "It's really hard. I actually have a group of people who's opinions I trust and respect, and I have them in a room and we just do the dwindling effect, as I like to call it. And they’re like, 'Um, that's wack. You should let that one go' or 'You should keep that one.'"

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Of course, two of the most important questions fans have when it comes to new music is what it will be called and when it will be released, but Rowland isn't sharing anything specific yet. "No, no," she says. "I feel like it's so much pressure. My goal is to have something out in the fall. That's my goal." So, would she ever do a surprise release like her friend Beyoncé? "I'll see how I feel about what the music is telling me."