Chris Brown has finally announced the title of his upcoming sixth studio album, X, which was previously rumored to be called Carpe Diem. The R&B artist recently invited MTV inside the studio to treat them to a private listening session. Check out what he had to say below:
“The song and the album title ‘X’ has a couple different meanings. It can refer to an ex-girlfriend, in terms of you always look forward to moving forward from. It’s also about being a reject in a sense. In me being myself, being able to grow up, me not always hanging around the right crowd or doing the right thing all the time — it’s me saying, ‘I’m over it. I’m past the bullshit now.’”
Speaking on the Kendrick Lamar collaboration which will appear on the album:
“If you’re in your car just riding, it’s perfect. It just feels like a weather record — an emotional record. I feel a certain way when I hear it.”
Look for the first single, “Fine China”, which is produced by Diplo to debut on April first. Continue below for Chris’ on air interview with Ryan Seacrest where he goes more in detail about the album, among other topics.