[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] debuted the third single from his upcoming Graffiti album on Thursday, a ballad titled “Sing Like Me.” The song, which Brown tweeted is “for all the ladies,” is an R. Kelly-esque slow jam that finds the singer bragging about his skills with females over a classic 808 drum-machine beat and Asian-sounding strings.
“Soon as I step out the whip, they spot me,” begins the song, which is streaming on Brown’s site. “Girls snapping pictures like the paparazzi/ So many different type of women I’m into/ And I can’t take ‘em all with me is my only issue.”
In the chorus, Brown brags, “I gotta girl singin’ like me.”
The cover of the song shows the singer — who is launching a “fan appreciation” tour on Saturday in Houston — sporting a retro boy-singer look, with tailored black pants, shiny black boots, black turtleneck, red cardigan and sunglasses. The styling is in keeping with the look of the Graffiti album cover .
So far, Brown has unleashed the ballad “Crawl” and the club track “I Can Transform Ya,” which are currently vying for time at radio with a trio of singles from ex-girlfriend Rihanna , who has also dropped three tracks from her upcoming album, Rated R.
While “Crawl” appeared to be a plea from Brown for forgiveness and a second try with Rihanna — whom he pleaded guilty to assaulting in February — the new song finds Brown back in seductive lothario mode, fantasizing about leaving the club with at least five women, none of whom he likes enough to “put a ring on it.”
Explaining the barrage of new releases, Brown tweeted, “I’m trying to give all the fans more music, that’s why I put out so many singles.”
[news id="1626202"]Brown appeared on BET’s “106 & Park”[/news] on Thursday night, discussing the Rihanna assault, and is scheduled to appear on “The Wendy Williams Show,” where he will also debut the “Crawl” video, on Friday.