As the world knows Chris Brown has not had a good year.
His third album Graffiti was released last week and in my opinion, and many others, this album is the best he’s ever done. You can hear his growth, maturity and his voice is better than ever. He gave it his all. Each song is different, it’s a mixture of all types of genres and it has many vibes to it.
He also made it about the music, he didn’t use the album as a plea asking for the world and his ex-girlfriend to forgive him, how much he misses and loves her and trying to prove to everyone how remorseful he is. There are about five beautiful songs out of sixteen in regards to it (Crawl, So Cold, Falling Down, and I’ll Go) but the rest is showcasing his talent. The up tempo dance tracks that fans know and love him for.
I googled reviews and a lot of them were negative. I truly believe that if he would have released the album before the accident it would have received positive reviews. I notice how critics are applauding Rihanna’s latest album, that was pretty much suicidal, dark and her voice in ballads sounded awful, and how they are bashing Chris. It’s bias if you ask me. I get it. We all get it, he was wrong! But sometimes we need to draw the line between professional and personal lives of these entertainers. We praise them when they are making hit movies and hit songs, but when they show their human side…we judge them? Why do we bring them up to only shoot them down?
He can’t catch a break. With Rihanna slamming him and obviously lying about details of what happened, giving interviewers different answers and getting the sympathy award, with fans turning against him, TV networks refusing to have him come on and promote his album and with a handful of fans turning away from him. He is still trying. He’s out on tour, completing his community service and trying to bounce back from the ordeal he’s been through while every move he makes is scrutinized.
When he is seen having fun with his buddies, riding jet skies, partying or even smiling he gets slammed for looking as if he doesn’t care about what he has done and they make him out to be a monster. He is only twenty years old. He is moving on. Do you expect him to stay at home and remind himself of what happened over and over? Life goes on. He is trying to put it all behind him and learn from his mistakes as he is becoming a man.
I do think that he should have waited to release the album. A lot has been going on and people didn’t want to hear anything of him yet. He should have just went away, fall of the radar and come back in about two years stronger and better than ever. By then every one would have forgotten about it a little bit. It was all just too soon.
So where does he go from here? I can only imagine how remorseful and depressed he must be feeling behind closed doors. Going from being on top of the world to the most hated is tough, especially at his age. But, I can only hope he bounces back and that the world gives him another chance for him to redeem himself soon.
So where does he go from here? He needs to step away from the media’s radar. Not allow them to say anything about him, because every move he makes will have hateful responses. He is becoming a man, so he needs to learn about himself and figure out life without fame. Deal with the fall out from a big mistake, move on and redeem himself.
My favorite song is “I’ll Go”.
Also, check out previous posts I’ve written about him.