“Dirty Laundry” is the second single off Rowland’s fourth LP, Talk a Good Game. On the remix, Kelly starts with his trademark Trapped in the Closet song-speak before opting for some short-lived auto-tune. “This is off the record/ This ain’t for no radio/ This ain’t for no sales, no / I’m just trying to let a motherfucker know,” he sings, later quoting Sweet Brown’s “ain’t nobody got time for that” tagline. (Lot’s of things going on here.)
The R&B genius has been mostly silent since dropping Part 3 of his epic hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet earlier this year, but returns to the stage this weekend as a headliner at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. He will also headline the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this July.
Rowland’s Talk a Good Game drops this coming week, on June 18.