Kelly Rowland’s New Song “Dumb” Draws On Everything You Love About Beyoncé

After a short break from music-making, Kelly Rowland is back with a vengeance. The former Destiny’s Child star just released her new single “Dumb” on SoundCloud this past Monday, and it’s already earned her over 2,000 likes on the popular music-sharing platform. mentions that “Dumb” is Rowland’s first single since she gave birth to her son Titan in November of 2014. Inquisitr also added that Rowland took time off to care for her sick mother, Doris. “Dumb” follows Rowland’s song “#1”, which was recorded in 2013.

Anyone who’s a Beyoncé fan will definitely feel at home when listening to “Dumb.” The track has a very “Single Ladies”-esque feel to it and sounds like something you might hear blasting in a bar or club. If you can forgive Rowland repeating the titular phrase several times in a row, the song is all-in-all not that bad and actually quite catchy. It’s sure to get stuck in your head.

“Dumb” leads off with an almost ominous set of chords, but quickly turns from foreboding to almost playful and happy as Rowland sings about how she makes boys go “dumb” wanting her. Billboard compared Rowland’s latest single to her “sensual” 2013 single “Kisses Down Low“, noting the club feeling of both songs. No word yet on whether this song will be on Kelly’s fifth studio album, which hasn’t been released yet. also mentioned that Pharell Williams will produce Rowland’s next album.

Kelly Rowland's New Song "Dumb" Draws On Everything You Love About Beyoncé
Kelly Rowland (R) and Beyonce Knowles arriving at the BET Awards on June 26, 2007. [Image via Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images]
Kelly also contributed the song “Mona Lisa” to the soundtrack for the hit TV show Empire, where she guest-starred as Lucious Lyons’ mother. Rowland’s fans gave rave reviews of her performance, pointing out that her role was small but she managed to do it well anyway.

Additionally, Rowland’s new album “Talk A Good Game” is in now available in stores and online via iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music. Rowland’s newest album features the songs “Kisses Down Low”, “Gone” ft. Whiz Khalifa, and “You Changed” featuring former bandmates Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams. Kelly’s 2014 song Love & Sex Pt. 2 also won her a Soul Train Music Award for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance that same year.

If you haven’t heard “Dumb” for yourself, feel free to click on over to Kelly’s official SoundCloud page and check it out. Even if you’re not a Kelly/Destiny’s Child fan, this song may convert you into a Rowland Stone after all. Oddly enough, Rowland hasn’t yet advertised “Dumb” on any of her social media accounts, as People discovered. Her social media recently did discuss the charity work Rowland did with the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation, which lists its mission as rescuing big felines from “sad circumstances” and giving them a better life.

Kelly Rowland's New Song "Dumb" Draws On Everything You Love About Beyoncé
Kelly Rowland performing at the Elle Women In Music Celebration on April 10, 2013. [Image via Bryan Bedder, Getty Images]
If you’re a fan of “Dumb” and want to hear more of Kelly’s music, you can always check out her collaboration with Michelle Williams and Beyonce on Michelle’s song “Say Yes” while you wait for her next album. Word on the street is that Kanye West will be a big collaborator on Rowland’s new album, for which we don’t have a release date at the time. Did you like “Dumb?” Let us know in the comments if “Dumb” is your new jam or if there’s a few things you would’ve done differently, and stay tuned for more news on Kelly’s work.

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