Brown recently sat down with MTV to discuss his sixth album which he has named X. He also went onto say that the albums first single will be produced by Diplo, and is called “Fine China”. Below you can read some excerpts from the interview.
Regarding the Diplo produced first single.
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,” he said. “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.
On his song “Autumn Leaves” that features Kendrick Lamar.
If you’re in your car just riding, it’s perfect. It just feels like a weather record — an emotional record.
The meaning behind the album title.
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.