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Best of the Rest: Kelly Rowland’s Beyond Imagination

Simply Deep cover art Beyond Imagination, from Simply Deep, remains the best song Kelly Rowland ever recorded as a solo artist. The song is on a constant impeded crescendo that conveys beautifully the sense that the emotion is so overwhelming that one tries to suppress it.

As it builds, Kelly’s phrasing becomes more measured, controlled, focused until it just explodes. The clarity with which she conveys the emotion of this song is striking.

The lyrics here serve an emotional and tonal purpose, more than a narrative one. It is probably the best example of a confessional tone poem working completely when set to music. The lyrics, the melody and the production work beautifully together to create a beautiful, masterful song about anxiety.

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Posted by tlewisisdope on September 6th, 2008 :: Filed under Best of the Rest,Kelly Rowland,Music
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2 Responses to “Best of the Rest: Kelly Rowland’s Beyond Imagination

  1. Prayers Answered!
    May 18th, 2013

    […] As such, she should have had better material.  When she has great material – Love and Beyond Imagination come to mind – she is downright transcendant.  That the Knowles couldn’t see a way to […]

  2. […] album had magnificent moments – Beyond Imagination, Haven’t Told You, Love, Like This, Motivation, Keep It Between Us – but they seemed […]

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