Published Nov 11, 2010It's been a year since R. Kelly crept into your bedroom with his Untitled record, which means it's time once again for the sex-obsessed R&B crooner to put his bedroom talk in your ear holes once again.
The album is called Love Letter, and you're probably expecting "love" to mean "sex" and "letter" to mean "with an endless amount of women." According to a press release, however, Love Letter is being heralded as a back-to-basics effort, citing influences like Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye.
Lead single "When a Woman Loves" appears to back these claims. Instead of sing-rapping about getting freaky in the zoo or giving it to a girl in outer space, R. Kelly does his best "normal guy" impression over a sultry, vintage soul track. The song, along with its disappointingly straightforward video, can be streamed below.
Love Letter will be released on December 14 via Jive Records. Then, in 2011, Kelly will release his memoir via SmileyBooks. In a press release, he said, "I'm writing this book as Robert, not R. Kelly... I'm tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears, and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life, as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is."