Kelly Rowland, Beyonce's former back-up dancer, is finally seeing the success she deserves after breaking through with her David Guetta summer jam "When Love Takes Over." After a series of confusing single releases flying between high-octane house anthems (Commander) and soaring R&B break-up jams (Rose-Colored Glasses), she finally settled on smooth, sexy Motivation featuring King of the Feature Creatures Lil Wayne. Its success was a surprise, and a welcome one at that. Currently holding the #1 spot on the R&B Billboard charts and in the Top 25 of the Hot 100, Ms Kelly announced her album would finally be released at the end of July, and her second single was selected.
Lay It On Me is a smooth-as-cocoa-butter R&B jam, with summery production and light but interesting vocals. It also features rapper of the moment, Kanye protege Big Sean. It is a tight song that screams radio smash, and while I love me a big Kelly dance track, it is a little relieving to have a change in pace to all the sonic abortions that the Pitbulls and LMFAOs of the world have been unleashing upon us. Catch the track below: