New Song: Zendaya – ‘Something New (ft. Chris Brown)’

Published: Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016 by Sam

For any new artist aiming to make waves, taking big bold steps is a must.

Clearly, it’s a memo Zendaya has familiarized herself with, because the former Disney darling has sampled TLC’s classic smash ‘Creep’ for her aptly titled reintroduction cut ‘Something New.’

Chris Brown joins in the fun with a guest feature.

Take a listen below…

Via DPR:

Unashamedly shaped for radio, there is ironically nothing “new” here from a production, vocal, or feature standpoint.

Yet that need not (and isn’t) a hindrance.

The sample, though mostly a reminder of how great music was way back when, is used here to solid effect. What’s more, the song is catchy, infectious, and packs enough replay value to allow it to truly bloom as Spring looms.

A decent first swing of the bat.

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  1. Jamie February 2, 2016

    She needs to do something new with that hair.

    • FAF February 2, 2016

      It’s a look , it’s not a permanent style
      the song is ok, I don’t like how ppl keep sampling TLC, though bc Kat Graham did the same thing it gets redundant
      Chris didn’t add anything to the song
      I think Jason Derulo would’ve been a surefire hit

      • Lil Kim thee ONLY QB February 3, 2016

        She should’ve released the song that Timbaland previewed. The Aaliyah inspired track would’ve killed the game

  2. #TeamTinashe Stan (#JOYRIDE…. Coming Soon) February 2, 2016

    *Looks at the featured artist* rolls eyes…..
    This generation of artists are quite lazy when it comes to writing tbh. Must we always use samples?
    Anyways, I like it, it doesn’t sound that bad. It’s definitely a grower.
    A great choreography and music video would set the tone. Nice look Zendy.

  3. mariah carey is ? February 2, 2016

    she sampled tlc

    • Mother February 3, 2016

      No s*** Sherlock

  4. trose February 2, 2016

    Cute I’m glad breed refreshed the vocal styling the hook is a Lil lacking but the production is hot! But I needed the hook to be anthemic especially when using this trademark horns!

  5. Hur February 2, 2016

    Love ?

  6. Islandboi80 February 2, 2016

    Chris brown killed it with that TLC flow ..

  7. #JACKIE February 2, 2016


  8. Tyler Makiavelli February 2, 2016

    Chris Brown’s part is actually pretty good

  9. Ashley February 2, 2016

    Mediocre, generic and lazy. *sighs*

  10. metzo February 2, 2016

    Wtf is this mess

    • metzo February 2, 2016

      This sounds like every other rnb song nowadays. What happened to re-invention Or whatever you its called

  11. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig February 2, 2016

    Why did T-Boz + Chilli let this teenybopper bobblehead bish ZenGarden chop up one of their best songs. Creep is one of my all time faves from the 90s, and this is awful imo. And she took out the slick rick sample which was the highlight… but it’s whatever.

  12. DJ February 2, 2016

    Underwhelmed. Do better Zendaya b/c u are a very talented stage performer.

  13. Bella3 February 2, 2016

    Never thought I would say it but CB sounds amazing, really s*** but I don’t like him & I think he’s the wrong person for her first real single to Pop radieo. But If she was going to go R&B she should have had Drake,JustinBieber or Zayn. But I’m sure it will be a hit on Urban radieo & besides everyone doesn’t want a pop hit or needs one so Its about what she wants.

  14. Rihboy February 2, 2016

    Meh. I mean it will probably gain traction because of the sample. But it’s just typical of him and her .

  15. FC/JC February 2, 2016

    Very cute… I can hear it on radio…. However i want her album to be a lil more mature yet fun and flirty. This is a step in the right direction.

  16. TruthTea February 2, 2016

    This sound like song that Rita Ora rejected, which — if that’s any forecast of how it will fair — says a lot.

    • Oscar February 3, 2016

      Rita’s songs are usually someone else’s rejects so this is a reject of a reject kiii

  17. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? February 3, 2016

    “A decent first swing at the bat.” So, we just gonna pretend like “Replay” doesn’t exist now. I wonder if this new single will crack the top 20.

  18. Oscar February 3, 2016

    mess, this girl will never be more than a pretty face and awards show model

  19. Grande The Way February 3, 2016

    Lol she is trying too hard to win over a certain crowd with this TLC sample. This song is lazy and bland. What is Zendaya delivering that we dont get from Ciara, Tinashe, Cassie, Pia Mia, Kehlani, Mila J, or the millions of girls like them? More generic lazy beats with a Chris Brown feature. Yawn. It didn’t work our for Tinashe or Pia Mia, I doubt this formula is going to work for the serial red carpet killer. How one can drag Rihanna for being a model with a mic but support this nocalist is beyond me….

  20. Sam February 3, 2016

    The song is okay, it’s catchy and this is what she needs to be put on the the musical map. This is what i was talking about on the Tinashe post about having a generic voice and having to have a stand out single

  21. BCinKS February 3, 2016

    I’m a CB fan, but I wish she would’ve used somebody else. Somebody “fresher” like say Trevor Jackson or Jacob Lattimore. I don’t want to hear CB sing another verse or hook for at least a year. That said, the song is dope. She might actually get on the urban radar with this.

    • Jay February 3, 2016

      Lol they can’t even sell their own music. Why do you want Chris Brown’s struggle sons Tevor & Jacob lmbo

  22. Nicholas Jacobs February 4, 2016

    I LOVE this song…I teach a cardio fitness dance class in Atlanta and I did some choreography to it that pays homage to the iconic movement from TLC’s Creep video:

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