Released: 28th January 2008.
After waiting almost eight months, Kelly Rowland releases the follow up to "Like This". Produced by Scott Storch (Beyoncé's "Baby Boy", Chris Brown's "Gimme That"), "Work" is undoubtedly the best of all the uptempo tracks on her album. Kelly's vocals keep up well with the fast-paced song, and the result is a club banger waiting to get everyone on their feet. Previously titled "Put It In", the song is about a woman warning a man that he shouldn't come around if he won't live up to all his talk - as the lyrics explain, 'you have to put in the work'. Combined with its funky beats and great vocals, what we have here is an excellent single from an excellent album.
Kelly Rowland appeared to have all but slipped under the radar due to the underwhelming performance of her second solo album "Ms. Kelly" and its wet as a flannel first single "Like This". However, I'm pleased to say she's back on track with this new single. Already a massive hit in the clubs thanks to a reworking from Freemasons, "Work" may have just saved her career. Beyoncé who?