While I’m sure there has not been an R&B album with 45 songs in a long time, if ever, Christopher Brown hasn’t seemed to disappoint.
The 28-year-old artist, actor and fashion designer (Black Pyramid Clothing) released his 8th studio album Heartbreak On A Full Moon This past Halloween. The 45-song album includes features from several artists such as Jhene Aiko, R. Kelly, Dej Loaf, Lil Yachty, Usher, Gucci Mane, A1, Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolls $ign, Verse Simmonds, Yo Gotti, A Boogie, and Kodak Black. 38 of the 45 songs however, are Chris by himself.
As he described in his interview with Angie Martinez, the album is all over the place in a good way. It shows the diversity of Chris brown as an artist, which he’s always had. Some song sound pop, while others give you a old school R&B vibe. There are several samples on the album as well.
The album has been out a little less then a month, so I don’t even think its fair for me to give a full review, as a body of work this large could takes months to appreciate and understand but I’ll tell you what I think so far- this album comes from a deep place; From the sound of things, Chris is facing some of his past “demons.” It seems as if he is touching on his past relationship with actress and makeup line owner, Karruche Tran. He is realizing some of his past decisions and how it is affecting his current love life. Some of the songs however are more intimate like “Juicy Booty.” There is also a good mix of up-tempo fun songs such as “Privacy,” “Sensei,” or “Only 4 Me.” I do have a few favorites so far. Here are my TOP 5 (so far). I can hear the growth and emotions in HOFM.
- Juicy Booty
- Only 4 Me
- Hurt the same
Chris Brown Also released his documentary Welcome To My Life in theaters this past summer, and fans can now catch it on Netflix, which I highly recommend. The documentary chronicled his career, obstacles and fatherhood.
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