Simply Deep - Kelly Rowland
1 CD(s) - Contemporary R&B - Label: Columbia - Distributor: F-Minor, Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 03/02/2003 - 5099750960424
3 reviews from the community
Review of "Simply Deep - Kelly Rowland"
In it for the money.
The second solo album from the core three Destiny's Child members, "Simply Deep" came as Kelly Rowland's debut album. Coming a few months after Michelle Williams' first break out alone, this one was a much bigger success when you take into account the hits which were included here and just how well the R&B singer was able to establish herself as capable of working without any assistance from her band mates.
A great way to start, this was the singer's first solo, solo track as she comes to sing alone and brings forward and emotive piece that is bound to get you from the moment she takes you into the story and you are made to engage with the characters and the story they have behind them. I personally found that the song grew over time and didn't immediately hit me as one that I liked too much, but after a few listens it really does stand out on the record.
Her first single without any Destiny's Child backing, this was a smash-hit of the year. It finds her performing a duet with Nelly (which is why this is also found on the St. Louis rapper's "Nellyville" album too) and coming with a little something to show how easily she can dominate the game with such a seemingly soft and mellow tune that is far too passive for you to expect it to actually make much of an impact upon the game. However this is just what happened, and it made for a big one.
3. "Haven't Told You"
4. "Can't Nobody"
Her first solo club tune, I felt that although this one received quite a lot of attention at the time and was what people wanted to hear, it really wasn't for me and it didn't quite do enough for me to really take that much notice, We see that in it she shows how more Pop is being brought into here work, alongside the R&B which had been there from the start, and it seemed to pull things down a little for me, and so it wasn't quite happening for me, but I can see why others liked it.
6. "Simply Deep"
7. "Strange Places"
10. "Past 12"
11. "Everytime You Walk Out That Door"
12. "Train On A Track"
**One Star**13. "Beyond Imagination"
Unfortunately it sounds as though she isn’t really able to pick things up after the last one and keeps thing on a low. I felt that it was a real shame as the thing had been going so well and saw so few weak points and then she comes to leave us on some tunes that I really felt nothing for whatsoever and it put me off at one of the most crucial points at the album (when she leaves her lasting impression on you).**Two Stars**
I felt that overall, this was a strong album from Kelly and one that showed that she’s good when working alone. She comes with a nice mix of tunes with lots of different approaches brought to the thing. Unfortunately this meant that on some ends, there would be things which would put off people who preferred things at the other end of the spectrum and so it became a little too cluttered.
Product Information : Simply Deep - Kelly Rowland
Manufacturer's product description1 CD(s) - Contemporary R&B - Label: Columbia - Distributor: F-Minor, Sony Music/Arvato Services - Released: 03/02/2003 - 5099750960424
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