[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] premiered his video for “Crawl” on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Friday morning (November 13), and sat with the gossip maven afterward in a brief interview where he told her he was in “a better place.”
“It’s probably the most exciting moment I’ve had in a while,” Brown said of his return to music following the aftermath of his assault on Rihanna. His next album, Graffiti, drops on December 8.
Prior to sitting down with Williams, Brown’s video debuted. The Joseph Khan-helmed clip features Cassie and shows a more somber Brown compared to the visuals for his lead single, “I Can Transform Ya.”
The video opens with brown sitting on the edge of a bed in a plain white T-shirt. As the music begins, the singer’s heart starts beating underneath his shirt and is illuminated in a florescent shade of red. The chill in the air reveals itself as Brown breathes.
Khan — who helmed both “I Can Transform Ya” and “Crawl” — said the Brown clip will hopefully give insight into what the singer is going through these days.
“I think of the two videos, ‘Crawl’ is my favorite one, because — gosh, I’m going to let you in on this — ’cause it’s probably his most personal thing he’s ever done,” Kahn told MTV News. “I mean, everything that’s happened to him in the year, I think this is going to be his big statement, in terms of what he’s feeling and what he’s living through right now.”
Throughout “Crawl,” Brown appears isolated as he walks by a storefront broadcasting images of Cassie. In another scene, Brown is dancing alone in a desert. He and Cassie come face-to-face at one point, but Brown restrains from reeling her in.