In an exclusive listening session in Cali, Chris Brown previewed his new album, which he says will be titled “X.” This will be his 6th studio album and those who heard the album say he is returning to his R&B roots, with a taste of hip-hop. When Mina spoke to Sevyn Streeter, who – along with the rest of Chris’ CBE team – helped produce a couple of songs on this album, she called it “Amazing.” Chris has also worked with Philly based produced, Diplo and Timbaland’s old protege, Danja.
Chris was admitted that instead of putting his feelings on social media, he was started expressing himself in his music and his paintings. He said the first single dropping on April 1st is, “Fine China,” which Diplo helped write,
For the first single, I wanted to go more nostalgic, bring Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke to it, but also bring a new sound to what my audience and fans are listening to. For this album, I wanted to have the same mentality as I did with the first album — me being green, me not thinking I know what’s hot and what’s next, me just being Chris Brown. I think this will show my vocal ability a lot more. I’ve developed a falsetto, I can sing at a higher register, and I can elaborate more on my skill.
Chris also revealed that Kendrick Lamar is on a song called “Autumn Leaves,” one of the smoothest songs on the album. He said,
If you’re in your car just riding, it’s perfect. It just feels like a weather record — an emotional record,” he said of the slowed-down selection with a bass line that sounds like a heartbeat. “I feel a certain way when I hear it.
Chris also revealed that he has a song with Rihanna on his new album, but is not sure that it will l make the cut. He told The Los Angeles Times,
When we did ‘Nobody’s Business’ we actually did another song for my album called ‘Put It Up.’ I wanted to do an R&B record with Rihanna. I didn’t want to do the pop stuff, I wanted to do something that people aren’t used to hearing.
There is still no release date for this, but he says plans are to release “X’ in August. When asked about the title Breezy responded,
The song and the album title ‘X’ has a couple different meanings. It can refer to an ex-girlfriend, in terms of you always look forward to moving forward from. It’s also about being a reject in a sense. In me being myself, being able to grow up, me not always hanging around the right crowd or doing the right thing all the time — it’s me saying, ‘I’m over it. I’m past the bullsh– now.
We can’t wait! Watch him talk about bouncing back from the Rihanna incident, the 10 dollar vallet incident and who he confides in.