A few weeks ago, you may remember that I reviewed Brandy’s single, “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown. Although I did initially like the song, I wasn’t head over heels about it. However, after seeing the music video (one of Brandy’s best in years), the song is growing on me more. Seems like everything was in place for a successful release for her album Two-Eleven. The album title is derived from Brandy’s birthday and the date of her idol, Whitney Houston’s death (whose last words to her were “Nobody can be you. Just be you”). After several push backs (and numerous push backs of the release for the “Put It Down” music video), the new release date will be October 16, 2012. And considering the last week’s leak of her 2nd second single (which she leaked herself), “Wildest Dreams”, this may have been the best move her camp has made regarding Two-Eleven. The new song was inspired by her boyfriend, Ryan.
“Wildest Dreams” is a well produced R & B track that doesn’t reach any new songwriting heights (“Never thought someone would care about me”), but there’s something enjoyable about it. Maybe it’s the gritty, dark edge of the music and her vocals (which are crisp and well-arranged here). I’m not sure how this song will actually fare on the charts, but it’s definitely getting fans geared up about the release of her new CD. I thought Full Moon and Afrodisiac were some of her best CDs to date. Looks like Two-Eleven may be following in its footsteps.
What do you think about her new single? Will Two-Eleven be a hit, despite its many push backs?