R. Kelly Goes Back To Basics In His New Track “When A Woman Loves”

Becky Bain | August 24, 2010 10:50 am

R. Kelly’s “When A Woman Loves”, the first official single off his upcoming album Love Letter, is a Motown-inspired throwback, down to the retro-styled single cover art. It’s an incredibly classy affair about winning the heart back of your lover after screwing up, and we can’t believe it came from the same man who not only threatened to get us pregnant, but told us we were only good enough to be his mistress. Listen below.

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The track is grandiose, epic, soulful, and sounds like it came straight out of the 60s. It’s a beautiful song, despite the fact R. Kelly didn’t put any sort of modern twist on it or give it his usual naughty-minded spin. It’s actually very simple and very tame, and allows Kells to showcase his talent as a natural crooner.

And here’s Kell’s album cover for Epic, one of the three albums (the other two being Love Letter and Zodiac)—so you can expect two more covers where that came from. Collect them all!