We love this child of destiny!!
Just a few hours before Kelly Rowland sneakily announced her pregnancy via Instagram, we chatted about a new Pepsi collaboration titled Beats Of The Beautiful Game and her song for the project, The Game!
The songstress is teaming up with artists like Janelle Monáe and Rita Ora to produce an awesome visual anthem album, and she couldn't be more thrilled about the experience:
"First of all, I am so excited that Pepsi has put together a really great idea with Beats Of The Beautiful Game and having all these different artists and the short films to go with it and collaborating with art. It’s just seeing a moment, not just another album, but it actually being a creative, cool concept for everyone to grasp."
The short film she speaks of is actually premiering TOMORROW, but you can ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of Kelly recording The Game (above)!
Her video was directed by the iconic Spike Lee and written by hit maker Sia — and the singer could hardly stop gushing about how fortunate she was to work with them:
"I got a chance to collaborate with Spike Lee for my short film and Jake Troth, who is an amazing producer and writer and Sia, as well, for my song, The Game. I feel like I got the best folks to work with! It’s a really great project and inspiring and encouraging, as well. I like that there’s a message."
Here's more info about her AH-Mazing song on the album, and what music makes her truly happy…
On what meaning she wanted to put behind her song, The Game:
'I wanted it to feel strong. I think that it’s about reaching your own potential in whatever it is that you do in your everyday life. Whether it’s journalism or shooting a video, whatever you’re doing in life. It’s the play. We use it in the words — my favorite lyric in the whole song is, 'make your play, make it count today.' Whatever it is that you do on an everyday basis, don’t just do it to do it… have a reason behind it. Stand for something!"
On what songs empower Kelly and give her a boost of joy:
"Happy! It’s definitely Happy. It's so beautiful that everybody gravitated towards that song. I think that everybody wants a piece of happiness a day. I think we all deserve a piece of it and when we stop to reflect on those things that make us happy or we have a song to remind us, it just makes it that much better! I love when music does that."
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