R. Kelly’s “When A Woman Loves” is a bona fide skin tingler. In the video for his newest single from his upcoming LP Love Letter, Kells strips pure talent down to its birthday suit. No auto tune, no backup singers, no flashy dance numbers. Just a man and mic who makes you feel like you’re slow dancing at a Coolie High house party. In this emotional love ballad, Kelly invokes the spirit of Sam Cooke, singing classic R&B that hearkens back to an era where the great sangs in black and white.
“I’ve had the concept for the video since I wrote and recorded the song,” says R. Kelly. “I wanted it to have a feeling of being both old and new: old for the people that remember Sam Cooke and Motown and all of those great records from that period; new because it may be new to my fans who aren’t familiar with that style.” Nice touch.
“When A Woman Loves” is currently 24th on Billboard Charts for Urban Adult Contemporary singles.