[Stream] R.Kelly “Feelin’ Single”

I have to admit, I can’t remember the last time I became this enthralled with an R.Kelly song. No, seriously, I can’t. If I were to throw out a guess, I’d say it was probably, a good fifteen years ago the last time that that happened. I mean, “Trapped in the Closet” felt more like a joke to me than a legitimate song, so I passed on that. But this song, “Feelin’ Single,” wow! I was hooked within the first minute or so of its classic soulful sound. A sound that, according to what I’ve read about Write Me Back—the album from which this song comes from—is influenced by the sounds of Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, Teddy Pendergrass, and Michael Jackson. Which, if you’re asking me, are some quality artists to be influenced by.

Write Me Back is out on June 26, with another album entitled, Black Panties coming out after the latter’s release. And, if you can’t tell what Black Panties is going to sound like based off the title alone, then don’t worry. It’s, according to R.Kelly, the new 12 Play—the classic album from the early nineties that gave us songs like, “Your Body’s Callin’,” “Bump N’ Grind,” “Homie, Lover, Friend” and “It Seems Like Your Ready.” In other words, R.Kelly is saying it’s a classic.

Whether or not that turns out to be true remains to be seen. However, one thing is for certain, I’m going to have a hard time trying not to play this song over and over again until then.