The R&B singer returns to the music scene for the first time in six years with his new single, “Like Bobby.”
The R&B icon enlisted collaborators Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley, who worked with Brown to create songs such as “Roni” and “Every Little Step,” as well as the album Don’t Be Cruel.
Listen to the track via the player below.
“Like Bobby” starts out sounding like an early 2000s hit from the rapper Mystikal, full of growly energy that morphs to take into account modern pop trends. When Brown rap-sings over a brassy trap beat, he sounds defiant: “Everybody gonna talk about it, talk about it/ And I don’t really give a fuck about it, fuck about it/ ‘Cause in the end I gotta be real like Bobby B.”
The track comes a week after Brown’s two-part biopic “The Bobby Brown Story” aired on BET. According to reports, the movie garnered a combined total of 6.6 million viewers.
Listen to “Like Bobby” below.