Behind The Scenes of Kelly Rowland’s “Here I Am” Photo Shoot
Check out behind the scenes of Kelly Rowland‘s Here I Am album packaging photo shoot as she opens up more with photographer D. Blanks. Rowland’s new album was released in stores Tuesday and she’s ready to head back to the studio, already. She was interviewed by Rolling Stone and was asked about new music, her new album and not noticing her name was used in Kanye‘s “Power”.
This album is such a mix of your urban and dance sensibilities. How much of each did you want to portray?
I love to do both, and I didn’t want to be put in a box on this record. People were telling me “Oh, you should do a dance album” or “You should do an urban album.” I was like no! Fuck all y’all! I want to do it all! I think this album shows all sides of me, and I learned a lot about myself while working on it. I got to tap into my sensual side with Rico Love while doing “Motivation” and show my sassy, aggressive side too
Will we have to wait four more years for another album?
Hell no! I want to get back in the studio right now! What I like to do is just record, record, record, and then go back and see what there is. There always seems to be an old track that I just fall in love with again.
What did you think about getting name-dropped in Kanye’s hit “Power” last year? Did you know he was going to mention you?
I didn’t even know I was in it! I mean, when I first heard the song I listened to it three times and loved it, but I didn’t notice my name! Then a friend called and asked what I thought of the song and I was like “It’s a dope record!” And she was like, “Fool! He said your name!” So I went back and listened again and I bugged out! I can’t believe I missed it the first times! I mean, I’m a fan and Kanye is amazing, but it’s just so funny: [Singing] “With some light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands!” I love it!