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The forthcoming LP, Kelly's sixth to date, has already spawned two singles: the emotional ballad 'Tired' and the Stokley Williams'-assisted 'Not My Daddy.' Price's work with the Mint Condition member on the latter track was a natural one.
"This song literally wrote itself, which happens to me every once in a while," Price said in a statement. "The melody came to me first and then I envisioned a live band to truly impact my audience and that's when I called up Stokley. We made this song to encourage lovers to get back to being lovers. Stop parenting one another and just love each other."
Recently, the 'Soul of a Woman' creator was added to the stellar line-up of performers set to showcase their hits at the 2011 Essence Music Festival, held in New Orleans, July 1 through 3. The festival celebrates the roots of R&B and features over a dozen R&B acts including Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Trey Songz.
'Kelly' is scheduled to hit store shelves on May 3.