Chris Brown released a new song called “What Would You Do” on Wednesday (Aug. 31) less than 24 hours after being released from jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
The song opens, “I’ve got some questions, some questions for you / I need some answers, answers from you / What do you do, fighting for your life when no one’s on your side? / I can’t stand to lose you, see you’re in too deep with no where to hide.”
Brown was arrested Tuesday following an hourslong standoff with police at his multi-million residence in Tarzana, California. Police had arrived at Brown’s house responding to a call early that morning from a woman who needed assistance, saying she had been threatened with a gun.
On Tuesday morning, police responded to a call around 3 a.m. from a woman who needed assistance. The robbery-homicide division took over the investigation and Brown emerged from his home after police served him with a warrant. He was released late Tuesday night on $250,000 bail.
The timing of the dancey track and its title seem to be in response to the well publicized incident, however the lyrics throughout feel more typical to Brown’s standard romantic pop fare.