The-Dream produced Kelly Rowland‘s much-discussed single “Dirty Laundry,” and now Rowland returns the favor with her feature on Dream’s new song “Where Have You Been.” Borrowing the classic R&B duet formula, the song (which will appear on his upcoming album IV Play) is a smooth ballad about a rocky relationship. The-Dream explained the song to Rap-Up, saying that it’s “just a signature R&B duet record, no games, no nothing, straight down the middle. It was a chance for me to bond with another friend now that I have, which is Kelly.”
In addition to making great music together, The-Dream and Kelly Rowland will be co-headlining the “Lights Out Tour” (if Kelly doesn’t bail on the whole thing for her X Factor judging duties, that is) — which kicks off on May 23, the same date that IV Play is set to drop.
Listen to “Where Have You Been” below.