Chris Brown is back, and he's sadder than ever. "X," a surprisingly sensitive number, is his latest single and the title track from his upcoming sixth full-length record. The song is a harrowing ballad, outlining the moment you realize you're in a toxic relationship—and you have to get out, fast.
It begins slow, building a foundation on a simple beat and the singer's signature pipes. A minute or so in, it morphs into a club banger, reflecting Brown's empowering repetition of "I swear to God I'm moving on."
He sings “I know just who you are / You put me on layaway / You just like to heart shop" in the chorus, delivering lines that feel anguished and desperate one perfect, heart-wrenching note at a time.
Listen to "X" below!