Kelly Rowland is shaping up for a new era of music. Following the official release of her eponymous single, the superstar went on Instagram Live on Friday night to chat with her fans.
Broadcasting from her hotel suite in South Africa, with her son Titan asleep by her side, the Grammy-winning artist shared a story about how her new single came to life.
“I got in the studio with production duo NOVA and Kyle [Coleman],” she said. “I told them that I wanted a braggadocious record and they were like, ‘Alright let’s do it.’ I remember I came to the studio a little late that day but I walked into such greatness. They just surprised me with that one.”
Rowland also confirmed that she still isn’t signed to a major label as a solo artist — and she’s perfectly fine with that.
“I think that what I’m most happy about now is the fact that I’m not signed,” she confessed. “I don’t have a label that is putting all the money or anything behind everything, it’s all me. I gave myself permission to say, ‘It’s okay that I don’t have a label.’ I had a label my whole life and every time I had a label it was just always something. I did this on my own and I’m very proud. I believed in me and I believed in this record. I put my money behind it and so far everybody is loving it.”
Although Rowland’s fifth studio album is still in the works, she did briefly mention her vision for it. “I promised myself for this record I’m not writing anything that could go to any other young lady who sings R&B — with all due respect, she said. “I just wanted it to be very personal. And I want it to be more organic and honest. It’s some stuff I decided to talk about on records that I even shocked myself that was like word vomit that I’m saying. I allowed myself to be vulnerable. I allowed myself to be a real human. It feels fantastic and I’m very proud.”
Rowland’s next album will follow 2013’s Talk A Good Game, which debuted at No.4 on the Billboard 200.