RAUNCHY Kelly Rowland is putting down some serious heat on her new album Here I Am.
Her third solo CD drops on November 28 with single Down For Whatever out the week before.
And channelling some old-skool R&B sauce works a treat.
At an intimate playback Kelly, 30, told me: “Sensuality plays an interesting role in my life and I’m very happy about it – I’m very liberated and I can’t complain.
“It’s confidence; feeling good in your own skin.
“I’ve seen so many women be like that over the years, Janet Jackson being top of my list, especially on the Janet album.”
Here’s my verdict on the best bits...
Work It Man: Heaving R&B beast with signature Rodney Jerkins stamp.
Feelin Me Right Now: The kinda song if you had a soft-top car would make you wind down the roof to head bob along to.
Turn It Up: Hammering drums with a chanting chorus that beats hard.
All Of The Night: Kelly slips into Janet Jackson’s negligée of filth and the results are sizzling. “This is the song you have sex to,” she declared.
Keep It Between Us: Dreamy mid-tempo for cuddling to.
Heaven & Earth: A huge ballad co-written by Ne-Yo.
Each Other: A banging track in every sense of the word.
Rose-Coloured Glasses: The disc’s huge pop song and my fave.