R&B legend R. Kelly’s memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me will be released next week and he streams his new single.
Consequence Of Sound reports that the long-awaited memoir will be coming out sooner than expected – Thursday 28 June. It was co-written with David Ritz, who has done biographies of Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Janet Jackson.
It’ll be hot on the heels of his new album Write My Back, which comes out on Tuesday 26 June alongside the new single ‘Feelin’ Single’.
Here’s the press blurb on Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me:
“In his own words, music icon Robert Sylvester Kelly takes readers on an emotion-packed “soulacoaster” ride that explores the untold story of his frequently sensationalized but rarely humanized life. With searing honesty, Kelly delivers a fascinating portrait of a gifted soul trapped in the conflicting realities of “bump and grind” sexuality and soul-stirring ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ spirit. Kelly’s spectacular rise from street performer to superstar who has sold more than 35 million records worldwide was derailed when he plummeted into a six-year legal ordeal that nearly ruined his life and finances–until in 2008 he was found innocent of all criminal charges.”
He’ll even do book-signing dates in New York, Washington, Chicago, and LA over the coming months.
Check out his new kiss-off tune ‘Feelin’ Single’ below.