Finally! After multiple delays and redoes.. Chris Brown has finally! released his highly anticipated, X album. Even in the midst of jail time and other things, Chris' fan base managed to keep the promo riding high, and the reward for their diligence is finally here. I had high hopes for this album myself. With all that has transpired during it's creation I knew it had the potential to be a great offering from such a creative person. I knew Chris would pour himself out in various ways because thats what he does. What I wanted was a mature approach, and a record that featured Chris the singer more than Chris the rapper. I think I got my wishes.
I was pleasantly surprised to realize that X is a singing album. Following the trend of the singles he's dropped leading up to it, the singer/songwriter is showing off his vocal talent song after song. I'm glad he opted to not rap at all. It's not that he can't rap, but for me personally I prefer to hear him sing. He's such a good singer..why not?
X sounds like a personal journey. He's got a few records about the ups, the downs, and seemingly his own personal struggles with love. Some of the songs find the performer in a mature place talking about the love journey and being a better person. Other songs are true dance/club bangers we've also come to want from an artist of Chris' talent.