While music lovers have only been treated to a couple of singles for Kelly’s upcoming album, she revealed to WKYS in DC that Talk A Good Game will be a pretty revealing release overall and fans will get a better idea of what goes on in her mind.
“The album takes you on a journey through my thoughts. It’s me being very open…which for a second, was a little hard on certain songs,” she said. “I remember for “Dirty Laundry”, I was saying I didn’t want to put that on the album. It was a form of therapy. You’re supposed to grow and learn from it.”
By far, “Dirty Laundry” has been the most talked about track on Talk A Good Game, and she drew inspiration for the single from her days in Destiny’s Child. The song seems to confirm some speculations that Kelly might have been a little jealous about Bey being the star of the group and almost feeling overshadowed when they each started their solo career.
“It was the place that I was in…I was so young. My head was completely gone,” Kelly explained. “That’s what happened with my sister. What matters to me most is what we have. I’m so grateful for what we have as sisters…away from Destiny’s Child. ”
Beyond that, Kelly said that Bey is actually a huge fan of “Dirty Laundry”and the sound she has on it. “I played it for her [Beyoncé] and Michelle. Her [Beyoncé] reaction was endearing. She said, ‘I never left.’ It was so sweet,” Kelly recalled. “It was real. She heard how real I was and she was just like, ‘I’m so proud of you.’”
The interview came a couple days after Kelly delivered a very emotional performance of her revealing song “Dirty Laundry,” where she actually broke down in tears for a moment. For Kelly, singing the song was like sitting down with a counselor and she almost forgot where she was and what she was doing.
“It’s really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd. Even in that moment of when I put my feet up, I felt like I was in therapy,” she told WKYS. “I was singing and talking about what happened, and for a moment, it was like that crowd wasn’t even there. And then when the music stopped…I was like, ‘You are live, Kel. Calm down.”‘
She continued, “You get lost…and it’s nothing wrong with getting lost. But that was weird. I felt like I could do that with D.C. ”
Take a look at the performance below!
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