With Chris Brown’s new song and video “Fine China” blazing the airwaves and internet-waves, word is that Breezy plans on continuing that fire with a collaboration with one of the hottest rappers out right now, Kendrick Lamar, for a joint called “Autumn Leaves” on his upcoming album X. And if you think the song will be a club banger, guess again. Brown tells MTV News the cut is a laid-back record with substance. “People automatically assumed [that] with me and Kendrick Lamar, if we actually collaborated, it's gonna be a club joint, but for me, I always like to change and switch the envelope," he explained.
The singer says the song is a running metaphor for working hard for your goals, and even when it seems like it’s all for naught, faith is still there. "It's basically saying [that] you put in so much to get so little. Whether it be in relationships or just in life, you work hard for something all the time and get so little, but you still hold on, like the last leaf in autumn."
Chris previously explained that he’s getting back to his R&B roots, doing a duet with girlfriend Rihanna that’s a break from their previous collabs. "I wanted to do an R&B record with Rihanna, because I didn't want it to be the same four-on-the-floor pop…so I wanted to do more of a record that nobody really heard her sing on as far as that genre."
Brown also says he plans on filming ten music videos for X, that type of effort making it sound like this album will be a standout project. Just like MJ had Thriller and Usher had Confessions, could X turn out to be Chris Brown’s defining album?