“Don’t Be Gone Too Long” is an unfortunately fitting title for Chris Brown’s new song.
Breezy, who is currently behind bars awaiting trial on an assault case, dropped the trailer for his duet with Ariana Grande on Monday (April 14). The dimly lit video centers on the pop star, who dances alone to the track’s beat and lyrics for more than three minutes.
Beyond reminding us that the kid can still move, the release reveals a few details about the song, too. It sounds club-ready, with a dance-inspired, pulsating beat. “Don’t be gone too long/ Who’s gonna love me when you’re gone?” Brown wonders at one point. Grande’s vocals don’t dominate the track, but her powerful voice can be heard on a number of occasions throughout.
The duet was supposed to come out last month, but because of Brown’s legal problems, it was delayed. Grande took to Twitter to explain the hold up to her fans.
“sooo…. i have bad news and good news…. but just please keep in mind how much i love you and how i wish more than you do that this wasn’t the case…,” she wrote. “ok so…. my loves… so obviously some things have changed recently… so we have to delay the dbgtl countdown… some things are out of our control.”
This is the latest part of the promo for Brown’s upcoming album, X, which is currently scheduled for a May 5 release. Last month, he dropped the video for “Loyalty,” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.
He’s scheduled to next appear in court on April 21.
There is currently no official release date for “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.”