The way people have been talking about this all week, controversy or not, this track received a dream promo package with everybody aware and waiting for it to come out. Now did it deliver?
The arrival of Chlöe Bailey’s debut solo album, In Pieces, is little more than a month away. As the R&B starlet prepares for the exciting release, she’s also generating buzz among fans with a string of singles. She previously reminded us of her incredible vocal talent on “Pray It Away,” and now, she’s got a controversial collaborative effort with Chris Brown for your consideration.
“How Does It Feel” made its debut on Friday (February 24), along with a sexy new visual that shows off the dance skills of both performers. Their voices actually blend together perfectly over the production by Hitmaka, leaving many listeners pleased with Bailey’s album rollout so far. Of course, there are still those taking issue with the Atlanta native working with Brown, who has previously faced allegations of abusing women in various capacities.
If you’re able to sit all of that to the side and just enjoy the music, ‘How Does it Feel,’ definitely isn’t anything to be mad at. “I gave you more than you wanted / I gave you more than you needed / So tell me, how does it feel / To lose the one you believe in?,” Chloe sings on the cut’s catchy chorus (which samples Usher‘s 2004 tune ‘Throwback.’
In the song’s accompanying video, Chlöe and Brown are seen dancing in separate rooms divided by a wall. The wall eventually disappears forcing them to unite with each other. Elsewhere in the video, Chlöe serves looks on her own, with some solo choreo as well.
Honestly, I’m not mad at this. I think it’s a solid track and a good listen but I’m curious to see if it picks up as a hit single, I don’t think the “controversy” will affect it much because Chris consistently gets his on his own, but I’m just not convinced that this is the single that will be the breakout moment I’d like to see before Chloe’s album. Take a listen below and let us know your thoughts? ISSA BOP OR ISSA FLOP?