'Rather Be': Brandy delivers excellence on new track, fans say it 'sounds like 20 angels singing'
The song is off the singer's upcoming album 'B7', her first since 2012's 'Two Eleven'
Brandy has dropped the track 'Rather Be' in the lead-up to her forthcoming album 'B7', which drops on July 31. This will mark Brandy's first studio album since 2012's 'Two Eleven'. 'Rather Be' was preceded by the promotional single 'Freedom Rings' as well as the lead single 'Baby Mama' featuring Chance the Rapper. The album additionally includes a collaboration with Daniel Caesar on a track titled 'Love Again'.
A stalwart in the R&B segment of the music industry, Brandy is no stranger to delivering some quality music, and that's exactly what she has done on 'Rather Be', and fans can't help but praise the singer's absolutely gorgeous vocals on the track. One fan said, ""Brandy *ss sounds like 20 angels singing on this new track! Ack! This album about to slap!" Another stated, "She didn’t have to serve this hard... but she just does naturally." One shared, "Brandy’s BGVs on this track though. Bruh. There is no one like her. No one," and another elaborated, "Brandy’s delivery on the 2nd verse. This beat switch at 2:07. This spacey transition at 2:27. This lush tone." And one fan simply stated, "That voice! Lord!"
Several fans commented on Brandy's longevity in the industry. The singer began her career as a child star and backing vocalist, signing with Atlantic Records in 1993 and releasing her self-titled debut album the following year. As one fan noted, "This is why @4everBrandy is so revered in the industry. It’s not because of how loud she can scream or how long she can hold a note. It’s because of the tone and texture in her voice and the way she subtly attacks a track. It’s #B7 season!!" One fan stated, "Brandy is what the music industry has been missing," and another tweet read, "BRANDY. DID. WHAT. NEEDED. TO. BE. DONE."
The track is building anticipation for 'B7', with one fan sharing, "@4everBrandy TAKE MY MONEY!!! Cause this SONG #RATHERBE YOURE THE COLDEST I LOVE You.. ima play this until my whole block knows it." The track itself is clearly a winner among fans, with one stating, "I’ve already listened ten times. Brandy’s got a winner if you ask me," and another sharing, "When @4everBrandy says 'just be here for me' on #RatherBe, that hit me. I ain't with all that Foo la la and childish mess. Be here and show up for me! I'd rather be kissing you." One fan noted, "#ratherbe sounds like something that’d be on the @insecurehbo soundtrack."
Many also praised Darhyl 'Hey DJ' Camper Jr, the Grammy-nominated producer behind 'Rather Be', for creating a solid track. One person said, "Who gave you the right to slay on this track like you did @HEYDJCAMPER?!" while another stated, "@HEYDJCAMPER That sample from Bobby Brown's 'Roni' on @4everBrandy's new single 'Rather Be' is SUPER DOPE!!!! This sounds SO DAMN GOOD!!!!!" And one user shared, "I gave @HEYDJCAMPER s**t cuz this album took too long, but I’m happy with #RatherBe so I’m going to give my boy a break cuz I know he gon deliver on this album #B7."