Just a few weeks after announcing he was recording a new album, Chris Brown will release the project's lead single and video on April 1. "Fine China," an uptempo song defining the qualities of a woman, is one of five tracks the Grammy Award-winning singer shared during a sneak peek of his sixth album last week at Burbank, Calif.'s Glenwood Studios. Titled "X," the RCA set is slated for late August/early September.
"I wanted to touch musically on Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke," says Brown of the single, "and incorporate those influences with the new." Produced by Roccstar and PK, "Fine China" was co-written by Brown, Roccstar, Eric Bellinger and Brown's CBE artist Sevyn. In addition to reteaming with Timbaland and Danja, both of whom worked on Brown's No. 1 2012 set Fortune, "X" finds Brown also collaborating with Diplo (who worked on Brown's 2011 No. 1 album "F.A.M.E."), BAM, Drumma Boy, CP Dubb, Mel and Mus, Verse Simmonds and Camper.