Contrary to rumors, Kelly Rowland is not abandoning her R&B roots. Defending her latest single “Commander” and a host of pop/dance driven tracks, Rowland says there will be plenty of songs for fans who fell in love with her debut album and follow up, “Ms. Kelly”. “I did not forget about my urban roots, nor will I ever,” Rowland said in a recent interview. “That is one of the reasons I am here period.” Admitting that her forthcoming album is “taking a risk,” the former Destiny’s Child darling hopes fans will follow her on this journey filled with a strong amount of dance/club-ready songs. While it is risky, Rowland says “I’m not afraid” and is in fact humbled by the response to her first single, “Commander”. “I thank everyone for being so wonderful and so open to me trying something new. I won’t let you down this record, I promise you.” As previously reported, Rowland’s as-yet-untitled album is slated for release Fall 2010 via Universal/Motown.