Ladies, Kelly Rowland has got your back. The “Motivation” singer is representing for her fellow females on her upcoming fourth solo album.
Kelly has been in the studio with hitmakers including Rico Love, Sean Garrett, and T-Minus working on the follow-up to 2011’s Here I Am, which she hopes to release by the end of the year.
“I am more excited going into it this time than last time because I have a concept,” she told Vegas magazine. “I’m making this album for my ladies, oh, yes, and it is strong. All of the producers I’ve been working with get the concept so much that they brought in a little more aggressive—and sometimes masculine—approach, but there is a really incredible top line: I want to tell women how incredible we are, how our intuition is so spot-on. Sometimes we don’t listen to it, but it is the thing that can actually make us happier.”
Her male fans shouldn’t feel left out. “I know that men will buy it,” she said. “Y’all will definitely buy it and sing to it. You’ll say, ‘I can’t believe I’m singing to this!’ If you want to learn about women, listen to my next album!”
The Destiny’s Child diva was inspired by some of her favorite artists including Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder. “What triggered it all was when I was on tour last year with Chris Brown,” she explained. “I stopped by Hitsville U.S.A. [the nickname for Motown’s first headquarters in Detroit], and saw all of this history; it filled my soul up to the point where I wanted to tell my story. To me, it’s really about having something to say, and people love that. That’s what’s so great about Adele: She is a storyteller.”
Check out more of Kelly’s stunning pics from the issue, on newsstands now.
Photo credit: Robert Ascroft/Vegas