Anyone familiar with Chris Brown knows him as a singer and gifted dancer, but what some may not know is he’s blossoming into quite the songwriter.
The R&B star has co-penned many of his own hit singles, including the international smash “Forever,” and wrote his ex-girlfriend Rihanna‘s No. 1 single, “Disturbia.”
Hit-making songwriter Rico Love, who’s penned tunes for Brown, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Diddy, and Usher, thinks Breezy is a wordsmith to watch out for. “He’s one of the dopest singer/songwriters that I’ve [seen],” Love told NeonLimelight.com in a phone interview yesterday (July 8). “He’s just realizing how dope his pen is. It’s amazing to me.”
Love noted songwriting is a talent Brown has always wanted to showcase, but has only recently begun pushing it to the forefront as he’s developed.
“I remember on his first album when he was 15 years old he was writing, but he just kept on developing and becoming better and getting more innovative and coming up with bigger and better ideas. I’ve seen his progress and it’s amazing.”
Another area where Brown seems to be making progress is winning back supporters after a tumultuous year. His emotional tribute to Michael Jackson in which he broke down in tears while trying to sing “Man In The Mirror” at this year’s BET Awards has been viewed as a turning point to many critics.
Love, who co-wrote “Lucky Me” on Brown’s last album, Graffiti, says Breezy played some new songs he’s written for him when they were in a Los Angeles studio together yesterday morning. While he doesn’t know for sure if those songs were for a new album, Love thinks Brown should focus on “writing hit records” and pass on making any more apology songs — “Unless he wants to,” he said.