With hopes of placing those heels back atop a once promenaded pop plateau, R&B veteran Brandy has had fans buzzing with promises of new music in the new year. And, while faithful followers of the ‘Full Moon’ maestra are keeping up with her on the acting front (see: 90210, Drop Dead Diva), she has been hard at work crafting a ‘futuristic R&B album’ with R&B bad boy Chris Brown, Rico Love, Bangladesh, and Frank Ocean all signing on for writing/producing credits.
However, the recent unveiling of ‘The Pen’ Sean Garrett‘s enlistment on the production panel will assuredly have tongues wagging as he is responsible for some of the genre’s biggest hits over the past decade (Beyonce, Usher, Ciara).
In an impromptu behind-the-scenes studio session broadcast via UStream, Garrett gave fans a peek into what he and B-Rocka had been up to. The clip even lends a brief (and we do mean brief) snippet from what is expected to be the songstress’s first single from the upcoming album. See this and more after the jump:
As one who is more than anxious to see what Ms. Norwood is cooking up, I certainly cannot wait for a longer snippet or the full release of her forthcoming single. While she may not boast some of the chart or sales numbers of today’s Billboard titans, the quality of B-Rocka’s production, vocals, and arrangements thereof are unmatched – especially in the mainstream pop/R&B market.
With Chris Brown and Sean Garrett behind the wheels (to whatever degree), the fusion of classic Bran with contemporary hip-hop/R&B may be exactly what she needs to reignite her own chart reign and interest in her often – and unfortunately – overlooked talent.
Roll on 2012!