Exclusive: That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Songs You Must Hear On Brandy’s ‘B7’

Published: Tuesday 28th Jul 2020 by Sam

This week brings with it the eagerly-awaited return of Brandy, who will unleash her seventh studio album ‘B7’ on Friday July 31st.

The ‘Baby Mama’ led LP looks set to quench the thirst of fans, who last hit play on a project by the GRAMMY-winner in 2012.

Ever candid, the Vocal Bible has been open about the hurdles and hardships faced in the eight years that followed the critically-acclaimed ‘Two Eleven.’ With one of the most notable being the fall-out with her former record label; a legal wrangle that left her unable to release music for an excruciating spell of time.

With that drama in rearview, last year saw the songbird hatch liberation anthem ‘Freedom Rings’ to trumpet her comeback.

Now, she’s taking flight to new creative heights on her latest body of work.

Comprised of 15-tracks, ‘B7’ sees Brandy – for the first time in her illustrious career – cowrite on every song featured.

Shaped by hitmakers such as DJ Camper, Hit-Boy, and the late and loved LaShawn Daniels, ‘B7’ is an effort B-Rocka bills as her most personal offering yet.

That Grape Juice was privy to an early listen of the entire album and echo said sentiments.

Join us below as we unpack TGJ’s Top 5 Songs You Must Listen To On Brandy’s ‘B7’

Bye Bipolar

A tear-jerker, this piano-led track combines evocative vocals with a compelling lyrical narrative.

Colossally candid, it’s as raw and revealing as it is mysterious. For, it penetrates so emotionally that it leaves the listener in deep contemplation about who the song is centered on (which cleverly feels like it’s been left open to interpretation). She sings:

Bye bye bye bipolar / I don’t really want no more disorder / Conditional love got me hungover / Cuz you strung me like thread I was damn near dead / And you f*cked with my head like led Russian roulette.

*****

No Tomorrow

Harmony heaven!

Driven by finger-snap production, Brandy’s trademark vocal layering takes center-stage on this deliciously infectious cut about the love of a special someone.

The richness of her tone and the texture of her instrument align and shine for what is sure to be a go-to number for lovers of her renowned harmonies.

*****

Rather Be

Haunting and hypnotic, this honied gem again flaunts the singer’s ear for harmony and melody.

Like much of the album, the love song’s production is minimalist yet satisfying. In that it spotlights the potency embedded in using Brandy’s dynamic voice as the primary vehicle to drive the track to elevated levels of soulful bliss.

*****

Borderline

This moody confessional is melodic, mature, and one of the most memorable offerings on ‘B7.’ We found ourselves humming the hook before the end of the first play.

Lush layering is paired with resonating lyrics, in which she belts:

Oooohh I’m on the borderline / Yeah yeah Ooooh Don’t wanna be schizo this time / Never ever cheat, never lie to me I’m the most jealous girl in the whole wide world / Don’t you ever hurt me / I’ll change on you I will do, me and you..

*****

Say Something

This hard-hitting track sees Brandy go to war on a love that is no more. Pleading for a distant partner to ‘Say Something’ so as to save their union, she eventually finds strength in waving goodbye. During one fiery verse, she belts:

“Been on the fence and I ain’t looking back / You question my sh*t never picked up your slack / You did some things but I’m over all that / Figured I’d leave then you right about that.”

*****

‘B7’ is released July 31st via eOne

Check Out That Grape Juice’s Recent Interview With
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  1. Clarks0o0ñ July 28, 2020

    It’s only black church gays in their 30s that are still checking for brandy. 🤣

    • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

      And TRASHY Bish

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        That smell that’s coming out your stankness is messing up your mental state 🤣 Keep talking to yourself! And stay obsessed, I’m legit laughing AT you anyways 😂 You have no flavor, that’s why you don’t like Brandy…the REAL people know that Camila’s music is for ugly, flavorless bottoms like yourself with no prior knowledge of R&B and true vocal performance 🤣

      • Paulo July 28, 2020

        No thanks killer Brandy you murdered an innocent woman, Awatef Aboudihaj a 38-year-old wife and mother of two children. Killer Brandy used her black privilege to get away with it.
        I don’t understand how people can support her, you have to be mentally sick in the head to do so.

    • nohun July 28, 2020

      SCREAMING 🤣🤣🤣

    • Tori July 28, 2020

      You and your other accounts are still here?

      • Yella July 28, 2020

        Kima, Keisha and Pam will be here hating next

    • marilyn monh-O-E July 28, 2020

      😂🤣😂I’m dead😂🤣😂

    • Love and Music July 28, 2020

      And it’s only little Latin and White Tween girls and gays that listen to Camilla. Everyone has their own fan base.

      I’m interested in seeing if Camilla will last 25 years into her career. If so, Then her fan base will now be 30 year old gays.

      Don’t ever feel it with LEGENDS!

      • Clarks0o0ñ July 28, 2020

        Brandy is a lot of things (a murderer who killed someone with her car due to reckless driving, a fraud who lied about being married, a reality star) but brandy is not a legend.

        Dont get it twisted.

        When Camila is brandy’s age, Camila would have won an oscar, an emmy and multiple grammys.

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        ALL of this ✅ 💯 🤣 Camila is currently on her sold out bathroom toilet tour lol 🚽

      • Skip Ad July 28, 2020

        Monica is the real legend. The boy was hers. Brandy can’t relate with her ugly flopping ass. Legend my ass!!!

    • Martaevia La’Wayne July 28, 2020

      You must be miserable. That sucks. I’ll pray for you.

    • No hunny July 28, 2020

      Huh??
      Brandy has a SOLO number one and a Grammy!
      Which not everyone hast to their credit 💅

      Also, what exactly does cameltoe have besides a cancelled tour and 8 flop singles that didn’t even reach billboard ?????😭😭🤣🤣

      It is CROWmilla who’s trying to achieve Brandys success.

      • citygirl July 28, 2020

        LEGEND! can’t wait.

      • Joomi July 28, 2020

        😭😭😭😭😭

    • Rebbeca July 28, 2020

      @Clarksoon 🤣😭😭 So true!

      • Uh July 28, 2020

        Stop agreeing with yourself clarkdummy and seek HELP my god , Do you have nothing better to do? Lmao what a sad life u live.

    • Snoop July 29, 2020

      And Rent A Center is checkin for you to make a payment or return their furniture sis. #StayMad #B7

  2. Mr. RCW July 28, 2020

    I didn’t like Rather Be at all

  3. tyty July 28, 2020

    Black women age backwards she looks pretty

    • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

      Fillers, honey. But yes, she looks great.

    • marilyn monh-O-E July 28, 2020

      Thanks to cocoa butter! Black women love to overdose that sh#t😂🤣 🧈

    • Skip Ad July 28, 2020

      She looks like a crackhead

      • Snoop July 29, 2020

        And you look like a foot

  4. Me So Bangkok July 28, 2020

    No dark child was involving in B7 project?

    • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

      Her best music was always with Darkchild. Never Say Never, Full Moon and Human are her best works.

      • Me So Bangkok July 28, 2020

        And never say never. Human is too pop for me. Right here is underrated tho

  5. Demetri July 28, 2020

    Brandy is the only artist I’m focused on this entire week. I’m so ready for this album.

    • DeanD July 28, 2020

      Brandy and Alanis Morissette. Yep, I’m one of those.

    • Martaevia La’Wayne July 28, 2020

      Agreed!😁

  6. Arthus Nico July 28, 2020

    Hope there will be good ballads

  7. Susan July 28, 2020

    I’m excited!

  8. STARR July 28, 2020

    I’m so ready! I’m hearing nothing but good things about this album. Rather Be is such an addictive and lush listen

  9. Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

    eOne 😂

    Girl, it’s gonna be a FLOP

    • marilyn monh-O-E July 28, 2020

      Ashanti’s curse

    • Uh July 28, 2020

      Flop?? Like first man ? 🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        Like Baby Mama? 🤣🤣🤣 And where did i mention Camila? Crazy fool.

    • Uh July 28, 2020

      No but you are clakdummy so I fuigured I’d remind you of the flop you Stan for..at least brandy had her momemt when she was younger, like other legends she’s at a point in her career where she doesn’t need to prove anything g, camickys a NEW artist struggling BAD 😭😭😭😭😭🤔

  10. Zion Harris July 28, 2020

    She needs background singers, her vocal layering sounds monotone and empty at times. Don’t get me wrong she can sing but other voices will add texture and a filler sound where needed.

    • Lis July 28, 2020

      No.

    • Joomi July 28, 2020

      No Camila needs to retire tho her careers been over that cancelled tour proved it too

  11. Swannd816 July 28, 2020

    Can’t wait to hear. Seems like she’s opening up about her mental health. That explains her outbursts and oddities years back. One thing Brandy will do is sang. My favorite album is Afrodisiac.

  12. cocobutta July 28, 2020

    Come on vocal texture queen.
    Looking forward to this for sure.

    Need that good bright excited energy bop from Brandy on this as well. BabyMa was a cool start but there’s more in her. Be nice to tap into that 90s vibe also.

    I love the more husky rich tone she has now, so the ballads are bound to be lit with the right production on them.

  13. DC3 FOREVER July 28, 2020

    My Pre-Order went in last night, and I just ordered the Vinyl too. I CANT WAIT!!!! She is true music!

  14. Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

    This woman is vile trash like my parents are for having me.

    • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

      @Clarkson Shayla Marilyn, you’re just SAD lol

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        And you’re just Trashy, BISH!

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        @Clarkson Shayla Marilyn, and you’re just UGLY, HOEE 🤣

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        @WannabeShaylaQueen

        Check my Insta hoee 😜

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        @Shayla, your struggle gram 🤣

  15. Beauty Queen 💋Since 17 July 28, 2020

    Used to love some brandy but her current music is so lame and ain’t hot anymore. B7 Album sales is gonna be tragic, probably around 1K-3k

    • Skip Ad July 28, 2020

      That’s generous. I say <1K pure sales and 5K SPS.

  16. Kirk July 28, 2020

    Ahh!!! I’m so excited. You know this is a good, holistic album when every review mentions a different group of stand out songs!! Friday can’t come sooner 😭🙌🏾

  17. #TheTruth July 28, 2020

    I’ll be listening to the album. I like her voice, she has a signature production style and I’m looking forward to it.

  18. Skip Ad July 28, 2020

    Monica is somewhere laughing her ass off at this flop ass b**** lol

    • G-bby July 28, 2020

      Please explain why Monica would be laughing. If anything, Brandy should be laughing at her since she’s become a full-time Instagram model. Gtfoh.

      • Skip Ad July 28, 2020

        Your ugly ass is mad because Monica is more respected and relevant than Brandy’s predator looking ass could ever be. Brandy been flopping like brick covered flapjacks since 2005. Monica can NOT relate. Watch when that new album drops in the fall. You are dismissed.

      • G-bby July 28, 2020

        Lmao BYE. Get out of my replies.

  19. G-bby July 28, 2020

    I can’t believe we’re finally getting a new Brandy album after an 8 year wait. I expect nothing but but heat. She doesn’t have ONE bad or mediocre album under her belt although I will say Two Eleven is my least fav. Brandy never follows trends.

    ….And who cares about sales? Other than a select few artists, hardly anyones pushing units anymore.

    • SdotB July 28, 2020

      Two Eleven was one of my fav’s. Truly underrated album. I can pretty much listen to the whole album without skipping a track.

  20. Brandon32 July 28, 2020

    It’s a bunch of Brandy haters I see in this comment section the car accident was so long ago let go and let God continue to shine Brandy f*** all the haters

    • G-bby July 28, 2020

      And they keep bringing up Monica. Her last post only got 4 comments. #FakeLove. Make it make sense.

    • TALL_IN_A_SMALL_WORLD July 28, 2020

      This comment section is full of some hurt people. Y’all whack as f*ck and need a life.

      We ARE EXCITED ABOUT b7 coming out and cannot wait for it to drop!

    • Skip Ad July 28, 2020

      Who hating on a washed up ass flop? Brandy fans are the most delusional stanbase out there. You”re flop ass fave ain’t seen a certification in 15 years.

  21. Kima,Keisha&Pam July 28, 2020

    I’ve heard the snippets & im not impressed.

    • G-bby July 28, 2020

      I was waiting for Brandy’s #1 fan!!! Hey girl.

      So you mean to tell me along with commenting on EVERY Brandy post while conveniently bypassing your “favs” posts, you also went out of your way to listen to B7’s snippets? Stan s***.

      Make it make sense.

  22. Chucky July 28, 2020

    Here we go again…cowards hiding behind the computer screen or library because you can’t afford a computer. You try and blast someone’s past from many years ago from which they had no control of. How would you feel after you passed away and the lord said you know what?! You were a mess in the past. I don’t care about your repentance or sadness, sorry! How would you feel if everyone decided to judge you after all you were doing is trying to bring the world together with amazing music? All you people do is judge but don’t want anyone to pick apart your faults. The devil got you going to church and cursing and talking about the world afterwards, but guess what! God is watching every move you make whether you believe in him or not! He’s watching EVERY sin, so you aren’t hurting anyone but yourself…think about it!

    • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

      Eat some a$$ bïtch

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        Your breath stank 😂

  23. Bucky3 July 28, 2020

    I heard the snippets and from the sound of it; Brandy has crafted an ALBUM. I can’t wait to hear in its entirety. I’m hearing nothing but rave reviews about Borderline. She shot the video 2 weeks ago so my guess is it’s release is imminent.

  24. No hunny July 28, 2020

    CAN’T WAIT!!
    love be some brockaaa!!♥️♥️♥️

  25. XYZ July 28, 2020

    Grape juice is like the only site hyping up Brandy

    • Uh July 28, 2020

      Everyone’s anticipating B7 read the room clarkdummy

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        No one is anticipating a 40+ woman singing about being a single baby mama 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Uh July 28, 2020

        Clearly everyone is 70 something comments on someone who your saying no ones checking for LMAO but here you are checking for her 😭😭
        Make it make sense clarkdummy 😭😭

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        I’m not Clarkson, hoee. You have to imply that all people who disagree with you are all one and the same person because that’s the only way you can sleep at night 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Uh July 28, 2020

        😭😭😭😭 Clarkson stfu..you’ve been agreeing and responding ding to yourself all over this post..seek help do t try to lie about it now 😭😭 you are SAD

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        You can only respond by saying “stfu” as you have no response to what I said which means you take the L 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        Shayla is most definitely Clarkson 🤣 Don’t nobody like you Shayla except the accounts you set up to agree with your wack opinions 😂 And the nerve of you to think I would take time out my day to visit your struggle gram 😂 I already know you look horrible 🤣 Nobody cute would do the ish you do! 💯

      • XYZ July 29, 2020

        No one is anticipating it. Her last Songs have been very weak. That last Album was good (except the song with fist brown), but all the songs afterwards have been meh…

        But, you know, we’ll see how anticipated that Album is when the sales will be published.

  26. Fairydust July 28, 2020

    Brandy ALWAYSSSSS puts the girls in a good uproar. If y’all hate her so much why stalk her posts??? Just admit you’ll be tuned in on Friday. Undercover fan ass b******. I’ve never seen a “flop” or “has been” have b****** so pressed. Miserable ass c****.

    • Rebbeca July 28, 2020

      People don’t like her because she’s a shady, jealous, fake, lying snake. It’s that simple.

      • Uh July 28, 2020

        Clarkson stfu..you’ve been agreeing and responding ding to yourself all over this post..seek help

      • Rebbeca July 28, 2020

        LMAO Im not Clarksoon doll.

      • Uh July 28, 2020

        Exposed urself clarkdummy 😭😭😭
        Stop responding and agreeing with yourself YOU NEED HELP get well soon 😘

  27. Uh July 28, 2020

    Brandy is seriously THAT B**** 👸🏾💅

    NO music out and she’s still has these other girls panties in a TWISSST!! I LIVE!

    And to the psychotic mental patient that keeps escaping the ward and agreeing and responding to itself on tgj..SEEK HELP
    Brandys still rich, successful, talent and has the accolades your ugly racist fave WILL NEVER HAVE 😚😚

    STAY MADT OVER IT!
    B7!!

    • Rebbeca July 28, 2020

      LMAO Sweetheart, she does have music out. You didn’t think that gibberish you wrote through, did you Lol?

    • Uh July 28, 2020

      Here you are responding tho as if anyone put a gun to you’re head😭😭😭 gurl u are SAD. How does it look you stalking this post claiming you hate the person this post is about ?? 😭😭😭
      Clark dummy you’re so sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  28. Lizzy July 28, 2020

    She looks like moesha in these pics! Stunning!
    This albums going to be some of her best work, I can feel it

    • Rebbeca July 28, 2020

      LMAO Sweetheart, she does have music out. You didn’t think that gibberish you wrote through, did you Lol?

  29. Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

    This old hoee singing about being a single baby mama at over 40 years old and her “baby” now being an adult woman.

    You 18 years too late, hoee 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  30. Uh July 28, 2020

    Meanwhile..
    First man debuts #95
    😭😭😭
    We love to see it 😘

    • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

      Meanwhile Love Again and Baby Mama missed the Hot 100 completely 😭😭😭

      We love to see it 😘

      • Uh July 28, 2020

        Exposed urself clarkdummy 😭😭😭btw live again was Grammy nominated..it would have been brandys 2nd or third Grammy while crowmilla has NONE 😭😭😭😭
        Meanwhile crowmilla has a cancelled tour and ANOTHER flop singles to the long list she already had

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        Again, no brain power outside of thinking I’m Clarkson 🤣🤣🤣 I could care less about Camila boo boo 😘

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        And talking about it COULD have been a Grammy rather than an ACTUAL Grammy 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 You got no real achievements of her’s to go on but go awwwff 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen 👑 July 28, 2020

        Where were those 2 songs on the Hot 100?

      • Fancy BISH July 28, 2020

        @Uh, keep dragging Clarkson 😂 ✅ 💯

  31. #TheTruth July 29, 2020

    Some of you really have time to waste to keep comparing singers with one another.

    Just appreciate artists for what they have to offer and not in comparison to X, Y and Z.

  32. AKeyz July 29, 2020

    *NO ONE* wants to hear this s***.

    When’s Monica’s new album being released?

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