The Chris Brown Perpetual Comeback Machine lurched back into action this morning with the release of his new single and video, “Fine China.”
The combination of the song and video is possibly his most Michael Jackson-y move yet. The track is a buzzy, bubbly bounce with yet another killer chorus, and the clip, which Brown co-directed with Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard), features an awful lot of dance fighting in the tradition of “Bad” and “You Rock My World.”
Check it out below:
“Fine China” is the first single from Brown’s forthcoming album X, which will arrive later this year. Casting himself as an underdog whose girlfriend’s father disapproves of their courtship is bold, because that guy has every right to be nervous about Chris Brown dating his daughter. Still, props to Breezy for making a better piece of entertainment than that episode of Law & Order: SVU he inspired.
What do you think of the video? Does the song borrow too much from Off the Wall era MJ, or is it just right?
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