Having completed her mini-promotional tour, which saw stops in select European cities as well as the US, Brandy is back in the studio to continue the recording of her 6th studio album. The latest to join the producers list is none other than Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes – as confirmed by Brandy herself on Twitter today. Williams joins an all-star list of writers and producers lined-up to work on the as-yet-untitled record, which includes Ne-Yo, Stargate, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.
It appears Brandy and her team are sparing no expense when it comes to enlisting the best of the best to work on the album, following the commercial tanking of her last LP (her Epic Records debut and the criminally underrated) ‘Human’. Interestingly, the at-time-of-writing absence of past collaborators Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins and Timbaland suggests she’s looking to work with those she hasn’t worked with in the past.
As one of those who really enjoyed ‘Human’, yet understood the sad reality that such records don’t really enjoy chart success in today’s industry, I’m really salivating at the info known about this new project – top producers, more commercial sounding, yet the same high quality we’ve come to expect from Brandy. Word is we can expect the album in stores this Fall.