Contact Us

Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar Greet New Season With ‘Autumn Leaves’ [Audio]

Chris Brown X
Soundcloud

If there’s one flaw to pick at when it comes to Kendrick Lamar, it’s his hit or miss records when it comes to R&B collaborations. His incongruous appearance on Jasmine V’s ‘That’s Me Right There‘ — his most recent — is a glaring example of the latter. Lamar’s feature on ‘Autumn Leaves,’ a leak off Chris Brown‘s ‘X’ album, isn’t quite a home run, but it’s still a pretty decent entry to his discography.

Technique is the game here. Lamar breezes through his verse in his high-pitched assonance. With the amount of focus here, it’s as if he’s using those slowly-strummed guitars for some third-eye awakening rather than R&B wooing. This verse is also dense with metaphors (the iceberg idea gets played with a bit), but nothing too esoteric for the Brown fan to decipher.

Speaking of Brown, ‘Autumn Leaves’ is another hint that ‘X’ might be his best album in a while. Like a majority of his singles, he’s swinging more toward nuance and smoothness rather than going for the big hits. Brown sounds great, too, but that’s rarely been the problem.

‘X’ finally drops Sept. 16. Lamar is at work on his new album, coming out this year. Until then, peep an even better performance within the intense acid jazz of Flying Lotus’ ‘Never Catch Me.’

Listen to Chris Brown’s ‘Autumn Leaves’ Feat. Kendrick Lamar

Best of 1410 The Touch

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://touch1410.production.townsquareblogs.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Never Miss the Latest News from 1410 AM The Touch.