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R. Kelly Invades ‘Your Sex Dreams’ on ‘Genius’

New 'Black Panties' single is airy and glistens with freakiness

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // September 17, 2013

R. Kelly has suffered a few misses of late, but new song “Genius” assists in rebuilding aniticpation for the R&B ruler’s twelfth album, Black Panties. Due out November 11, the contemporary pop-centric long-player has thus far delivered “My Story,” a leaden sinker featuring 2 Chainz, and “Tear It Up,” a far steamier success story with an assist from Future.

This latest leak is a freaky sex jam to be sure, though landing in the airy territory of folks like Miguel, as opposed to the down-and-dirty sweat-trawls of Kellz’ own past. He approaches his lyrics with a subtle touch, favoring a falsetto range and dishing out la-la-las left and right. The production is glistening and sweet, perhaps much like the “sex dreams” our perpetually cigar-clutching host spends most of his time here bragging about. Now close your eyes: