CHRIS BROWN PREVIEWS ELLA MAI COLLABORATION
Chris Brown is teaming up with Ella Mai.
After the DJ Mustard protégée shared a photo of the duo in the studio, Breezy posted a snippet of what fans can expect from their forthcoming collaboration.
Over what sounds like Mustard’s production, Ella can be heard harmonizing with Breezy, on a track about infidelity.
“The lights ain’t even on right now,” she sings, while Brown provides ad-libs in the background. “I can’t even see what’s going on right now / The chemistry is so strong right now / I don’t even care if I’m wrong right now.”
Ella has called Breezy her second biggest influence behind Lauryn Hill. “I couldn’t tell you what it is about his music that connects with me, but it’s there, and it’s been there since I was 10 or 11,” she told The FADER.
In May, Ella celebrated the fact that Brown posted a video of himself, bopping to one of her songs. “i remember being 13 with a pink ipod and the only music on it was @chrisbrown. HUGE inspiration to me! lost for words,” she wrote.
— ELLA MAI (@ELLAMAI) MAY 12, 2017
Ella has also posted several covers of Breezy songs, including “Back to Sleep,” “Play No Games,” “New Flame,” and more.
— ELLA MAI (@ELLAMAI) DECEMBER 17, 2015
The longtime supporter has even shared her collection of Chris Brown albums through 2015.
— ELLA MAI (@ELLAMAI) DECEMBER 26, 2015
In February of 2016, Brown started following Ella on Instagram. To celebrate, she posted a reflection on her early years. “in highschool i used to tell people chris brown will know my name one day & everyone used to say stop dreaming,” she wrote, with a screenshot of his follow.
IN HIGHSCHOOL I USED TO TELL PEOPLE CHRIS BROWN WILL KNOW MY NAME ONE DAY & EVERYONE USED TO SAY STOP DREAMING ..PIC.TWITTER.COM/UD7B4IRDOR
— ELLA MAI (@ELLAMAI) FEBRUARY 22, 2016
For now, it’s unclear where the song will land, but it could very well appear on the follow-up to Ella’s Ready EP. Meanwhile, Breezy is still prepping the release of his long-awaited double album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, which is set to drop on Halloween.