Keri Hilson debuted her new single, "Breaking Point," on Atlanta radio Wednesday, the first offering from her forthcoming sophomore album, No Boys Allowed.
The perky-but-slow number was produced by Timbaland, who, along with Polow Da Don, will executive-produce Hilson's new project. On the track, Hilson is feisty and voices the frustration of women who are neglected and taken advantage of by men.
"Every woman has a breaking point, y'all," she sings on the chorus. "Hey, I know you know, some women can be lied to, cheated on and beat on/ Somebody know, hey, every woman has a breaking point, y'all/ Tell me how we put up with that/ You can't forget that/ See, I done did that/ But this time, there's a limit to my love."
No Boys Allowed is slated for a late-2010 release, and a video for "Breaking Point" is set to be shot next month. Earlier this year, Hilson told MTV News that her travels around the world would influence her next album.
"Everywhere I travel, I get music from that region of the world," she said. "I've been to Nigeria, I've been to South Africa, three cites in Africa [in all]. I gather music from these regions, and African music is very drum-heavy. It was very inspiring. I'm definitely going to be using some of that inspiration."
In addition to Timbaland and Polow Da Don, Ryan Leslie is expected to produce material for No Boys Allowed. Leslie said he and Hilson have worked on music together, and one song in particular he described in April sounds like it would please Timbaland.
"One of my favorite productions while I was out there is a Keri record, but it's very reminiscent of Aaliyah," Leslie said. "I remember making the record and her saying, 'Man, [Timbaland] is gonna love this' — we hadn't played it for him yet — and saying, 'It's gonna remind him of baby girl.' "
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