In anticipation of his upcoming album, Chris Brown has recently released the title track of the album. On “X,” Brown teams up with EDM powerhouse player Diplo, who produced the track. Needless to say, the track is definitely going to be this season’s newest club banger.
The song starts out slow, Brown lamenting all of the time that he’s wasted on some girl: “I can see from this high up, you ain’t got a heart girl. Privacy is for the cheater obviously you’re deceiving.” Looks like the bad boy has been done wrong by some mysterious female, his “X.”
While Brown’s anger and sadness in the song is somewhat refreshing (pop-y hip/hop can’t all be about rainbows, sunshine, and un-“Loyal” girls), this track is a little bit too much. It’s all over the place trying to follow a trend that’s been done time and time again. After the hook, Diplo comes in with a gnarly bass drop that honestly sounds like Summer 2012.
While it’s doubtless that this song will be an absolute bestseller, it detracts from the tone of the rest of the album and is basically just all over the place. Get excited for X (the album), because it will be good, but maybe skip this track when it comes on your stereo.
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