Kelly Rowland has confirmed her plans to roll out a new album in 2019. “This year! I said that last year. But I actually, really mean it this year,” she joked. It has been 5 years since the release of her last LP and her fans are clamoring for a new project, especially after her last single "Kelly" dropped in November. The creative process has been quite intense for the singer.

“This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it’s supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it. And it’s the first time I’ve said it out loud. I’ve been extremely hard on myself. But it’s definitely coming, and I’m more so excited about this project than anything else,” Rowland revealed during an interview with Billboard.

She focused on the youngest of the artistic family, saying that she would love to collaborate with the talented Solange again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius," she gushed. "It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there."

The pair previously worked together on Rowland's "Simply Deep" as well as other tracks on the record of the same name. Rowland would later make vocal appearances on Solange's critically-acclaimed A Seat at the Table.

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