Originally titled “Zodiac”, R. Kelly reveals in an interview with Interview Magazine about how he dumped that title in favor of the more original album title for his 11th studio album. It’s called The Return of 12 Play: Night of the Living Dead. That’s catchy. Anyway, we will see if this lives up to the original 12 Play.
“I’ve changed the name to The Return of 12 Play: Night of the Living Dead. I think it’ll be an R&B-like thriller album, if you will.
I was working on the “Zodiac” album, which was all, like, the bump ‘n’ grinds—I couldn’t work on it because I was so overwhelmed and overpowered and pretty much musically abducted by [the Sam Cooke days]. So I switched and started working on “Love Letter“, and the next thing you know, ‘When a Woman Loves’ came out and I was like, ‘What?’ I was like, ‘Wow!’”