Pitchfork is reporting that the crew over at IFC will be bringing the public more of the much mocked but genuinely inventive and inspired ‘Trapped In The Closet’ series of tracks from R. Kelly later this year.
Have no idea what I’m talking about? Well, the series follows a man whom, after getting caught having a tryst with a married woman, is thrust into a crazy world of drama ranging from near death experiences to devastating romantic reveals. The 22 chapters that we have right now are relatively easy to hunt down, and say what you will about Kelly’s music, this is truly some of the most inspired R&B of the past few years.
Genuinely smart and witty, with equal parts operatic drama and classical composition, this is a welcome return in this writer’s eyes, as there is truly nothing around quite like it. Kelly is a controversial name, but sonically, these things are both fun and quite inventive.