Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Kelly Rowland - Lay It On Me
Kelly Rowland can't have been pleased with the performance of her latest album, Here I Am. Despite her massive X Factor, it only managed a meagre chart placing of 43.
And the latest single to be taken from it, Lay It On Me, is as much a non-event as the album itself. It's a perfectly serviceable modern R&P/Pop number, but beyond that, its existence is a whimpering null. It slides without notice alongside its contemporaries and if not for the female vocal, could easily have been a cut from the latest Jason Derulo LP - hell, it even has a lyric about 'rollin solo'.
With its tinny beats and choppy synth rhythms, Lay It On Me is a pleasant enough listen, but it pales in comparison to the dancefloor-domineering power of Commander or the sonically more adventurous chill-out vibes of Keep It Between Us (for my money one of the best songs on the album).
Lay It On Me is released on the 6th February.