Chris Brown | Single + Video Premiere, “Fine China”
Only a little less than a year since the release of Fortune (2012), Chris Brown is at it yet again with a new studio project. X will be the R&B singer’s sixth album, set for a release in mid-summer. Although Breezy can’t seem to let an album settle for a good 2 years, this upcoming project holds much significance to him. X defines everything he’s been through in his life: X is the roman numeral for the number 10. It’s been 1o years since he began his musical journey. His birthday is 5/5/89. 5+5 = 10. Also, the letter “x” is the 24th letter of the alphabet. Brown will turn 24 by the time the album is released. It’s now time to put aside all this drama that society is obsessed with. Let’s focus on what he’s here for… music.
Today, Breezy delivers us the single and video premiere of “Fine China,” the lead single off X. The 60s groove-based R&B track was produced by Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood Jr. and PK and co-written by Chris, RoccStar, Sevyn, and Eric Bellinger. Bellinger told Rap-up.com that, “when you hear [Fine China], it’s gonna be something that Chris hasn’t done yet. He really, really went back to the days of Sam Cooke, but we were still able to keep it 2013 at the same time.” I’d say that’s an appropriate description! Directed by Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard), the music video takes Brown to the next level in the martial arts-themed cinematic video. Taking on the role as the sexy, projective boyfriend, the clip pays much homage and respect to Michael Jackson (specifically the “Billie Jean” video).
In this video, you’ll see me taking care of the girl, doing gentlemanly things—showing another side of me. I know my female audience sees it. But the naysayers might say, ‘No’, that’s not him (source).
It’s rumored that the video was inspired by Breezy’s past relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. I wonder what Rihanna thinks of this :-/. The choreography is fun and on point! It has that giddiness, but also slickness to it that translates into MJ’s signature movement. Overall the video is cute and representative of classic Chris Brown. I rate this video 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Continuing on the “10″ theme, team Breezy plans to produce a total of 10 music videos by the time the album is released. X is due later this summer featuring contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Pharrell, Drumma Boy, and Danja.