R. Kelly is a man of many skills -- all of which he stretches on his 11th studio album, "Write Me Back." R. Kelly, who wrote and produced all but two songs, colors in his 12-track set with influences from nostalgic old-school soundscapes. Kellz' signature impelling vocals sheen the album with a touch of himself.
Similar to its predecessor, "Love Letter" (2010), "Write Me Back" features R. Kelly exploring and spanning on the soulful elements of the 50s through 70s. Besides tracks such as "All Rounds On Me" and "Party Jumpin'," which lean towards rock and are the least compelling tracks of the album, he channels amorous 70s crooners as Barry White and Marvin Gaye and arranges odes that leave you longing for chivalry's heyday.
With the range of of musical eras R. Kelly dives into, it'd be interesting to see which songs Kelly's loyal fans gravitate towards. His first "Write Me Back" single, "Share My Love," continues to climb the Billboard R&B charts. It's currently No. 7 on the Adult R&B chart and No. 40 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.