“Coffee” enthusiasts rejoice! Kelly Rowland is back , and she’s got the tune to start your morning off right.
It’s been approximately 27 million years since Kelly has released a proper body of work, but she’s returned today (April 17) with the first taste from her forthcoming LP, “Coffee“!
The track, written by Syd from The Internet and produced by Kosine of Da Intern, is a bouncy, breezy bout of thinly veiled references to, well, morning sex. That’s right, “Coffee” is in fact not actually about the beloved morning beverage. Kelendria Trene “Kelly” Rowland, the woman who brought us sensual seduction jams like “Motivation,” “Ice” and “Kisses Down Low,” is back with yet another sexy R&B midtempo throb.
“I need that wake up (Wake up)/ Soon as we wake up (Wake up)/ Wish we could lay up (Chillin’, woo)/ Still stack our pay up/ You running late but (Late but)/ Need you to stay up (Stay up)/ It’s almost eight (Eight)…,” Kelly sensually coos above the hot and heavy, replay-friendly production. “No time to waste/ No time to waste…“
Along with the song, Kelly‘s also debuted a stunning video for the song. Directed by Steven Gomillion, the beach-centered clip sensually pivots around Rowland and several models minimally styled in swimsuits, ranging in hues of brown—chocolate, cappuccino and espresso.
“I want to celebrate the women in video—every shade, every coffee color, every curve, every essence and what they gave me,” Kelly told ESSENCE. “My intention I set for the video was to take the light in yourself and your sexuality [and put it in] a God perspective, in a way where you don’t have to get any approval from anybody else.” She continued, “I just wanted the video to come across like, ‘Here we are standing in all of our beauty, in all of our coffee colored shades, in all of our greatness and you going to take this in.’ And that’s what I wanted and that’s what I want every woman to feel like. So that was my intention, and to be honest, I was hungry for too much of that video.”
“Coffee” may not be an instant storming pop single, but give this one time to soak in the speakers: There are plenty of sweet hooks and even sweeter Kelly-isms to keep this one nice n’ steamy the whole way through.
No time to waste! This “Coffee” is good and strong.