Is Ne-Yo Offering Kelly Rowland A “Halo” Of Her Own?
There’s a pretty rad Ne-Yo demo called “Halo” floating around there, and now there’s speculation that it’s being recorded by Kelly Rowland—who recently rocked Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras with Adam Lambert—for her upcoming Universal Motown album. As you might imagine, Kelly will probably opt to change the title of the track, since her fellow Destiny’s Child alum Beyonce just happened to land a decent-sized smasheroo with a tune called “Halo” last year. After the jump: Ne-Yo’s demo, now called “Tonight.”
Despite his penchant for ballads, Ne-Yo’s churned out some fantastic up-tempo jams in his day—and this cut is no exception. It also keeps in line with the dance-pop vibe Rowland has found success with over the past year.
David Guetta, who co-wrote the club hit “When Love Takes Over” with Kelly, is also working on her upcoming LP. In a recent interview with Idolator, Guetta spoke about working the singer in the studio.
“It was magic. It was incredible. It was the first time I worked with an R&B singer,” the French DJ/producer said. “I feel like when it comes to to sound and energy, nobody can beat us, dance music producers. When it comes to singing and melodies, nobody can beat urban artists. They have soul. So it was the perfect combination. I’m now working on Kelly’s new album.”
Other songwriters and producers said to be working on the record are Cutfather, Jim Jonsin, Claude Kelly and Nate “Danja” Hills.