It’s been five years since Kelly Rowland has blessed us with her syrupy sweet soprano vocals on an album. And as fans wait patiently for the follow-up to her 2013 project, Talk A Good Game, Rowland shared just why it’s been so hard this time around in the studio.
“It’s the hardest I’ve been on myself on a record,” the R&B singer admitted. “That’s because it has been so long.”
Thankfully, Rowland has constant help in the booth — her 3-year-old son Titan with husband of four years, Tim Witherspoon.
“Titan has also been a great critic in the room,” the Destiny’s Child singer revealed. “I played him a song I did the other night and…and he stayed in the studio with me until midnight that night. Three days ago, I played him a record and I said, ‘Titan, do you like that record?’ He said, ‘I like parts of it.'”
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“It’s been awesome having him in the studio because he’s very honest and he has a very cool ear,” the proud mama added, noting that she’s “toward the end” of the recording process.
It comes as no surprise that little Titan is helping his mommy in the studio. A quick scroll on Rowland’s Instagram account shows photos of Titan accompanying his jet-setting parents as they go just about everywhere — from him singing his Auntie Beyoncé and Uncle Jay-Z’s latest hit, to posing like a supermodel in the making.
Rowland said although she’s faced critics about her parenting style, she’s comfortable letting fans get to know her son.
“I share what I feel comfortable sharing and for me he’s a part of my life,” she said, before recalling a story about when she was confronted by a critic.
“I remember one day somebody reprimanded me about [sharing my son on social media] and I said, ‘You know, you do things your way and I do things mine. And while I respect your opinion, I don’t have to take it. I don’t have to listen to it and I’m also not your child.’ I share what I feel comfortable sharing.”
And for those wondering, Titan is doing just fine. Not only does he have a tutor, and loves to watch a good whale documentary when his schedule allows, his proud mom said, “He’s learning so much to the point where we have to put labels on everything around the house.”
“And he knows Spanish, so he’s bilingual,” Rowland boasted. “Their brains are sponges and I want him to be equipped with knowledge in life.”
Another item that Rowland loves to have around the house — aside from labels for her smart kid — is Clorox. That’s why Rowland teamed up with Clorox as they partner with DonorsChoose.org to help teachers and students best prepare for back to school. In fact, the cleaning company is donating $200,000 to provide grants to those in need.
“I am slightly a germaphobe. The smell of a freshly-cleaned Clorox home makes me feel a lot more settled because my head feels clear,” Rowland said of why she partnered with the brand. “Nothing feels better to me than a clean home and I’ve always been like that.”