Chris Brown has further fumbled what was once a meticulously crafted structure and rollout for his upcoming album.
Breezy had purposefully built his next body of work around the number 11, but his entire plan seems to have fallen apart within the span of one week. The 34-year-old’s 11th studio album is titled 11:11, and it was originally scheduled to be released on Saturday (November 11) i.e. 11/11. Furthermore, he told fans that the record would consist of only 11 songs.
After doubling the tracklist just a few days back, the Virginia native announced on Wednesday (November 8) that the project will now drop a day prior to its originally planned premier.
“GIVING YALL THE ALBUM EARLY,” he wrote on Instagram alongside a video in which he conveys the same news, but with some errors. “Drops tomorrow night at 9pm west coast/. 12:00 midnight eastern. The album was supposed to drop Saturday.. but we dropping early I’m just correcting what I said in the post.”
In early November, the R&B singer unveiled the song titles and features for 11:11 in a since-deleted Instagram post captioned: “HEALING ENERGY ON ME [music-note emojio].”
In the final slide, he also revealed that Byron Messia, Future, Friday, Lojay and Davido will make guest appearances on the double album. Though he hasn’t specified which songs they’ll appear on, the tracklist does mark the joints with featured artists.
About two months ago, he announced the project and let fans know that it would be quite different from the rest of his releases.
Taking to Instagram in mid-August, the “Kiss Kiss” hitmaker wrote: “New album name: 11:11/ Album release date: 11/11. This will be my 11th album and will contain 11 songs.”
In the comments of his announcement, he added: “I see Some of my die hard fans wanting me to add more songs for the new project and I love y’all for that. But, I just feel I need you all to really miss me and take my art seriously. IM JUST focused on giving y’all the best to digest. [Heart emoji] 11:11 make a wish.”
So far, he’s released two singles to promote the project: “Summer Too Hot” and “Sensational.”