This is insane. 11 years ago today Destiny’s Child released their monumental album The Writing’s On the Wall. It’s insane because I remember the day this album dropped like it was yesterday. I’m officially old. This album not only shaped the face of R&B music, but also directed the type of music I love today. Fact. Listening to Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs production, Kandi’s writing ability and DC’s powerful vocals and melodies inspired a whole chain of musical thought for me.
During our interview with founding Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland we discussed this very album, it’s impact on R&B, on music as a whole and her thoughts on why it was so successful at the time. She also sings an acapella rendition of our favourite track off the LP – ‘She Can’t Love You’. Quite possibly one of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve ever conducted, so glad Kelly enjoyed it as much as I/we did.
11 years ago today one of my favourite R&B albums was released. I bunked off school to buy it for £15.99 from Our Price. Yes, Our Price! The Writing’s On the Wall is a shining example of how great music never gets old.