Brandy Released Her First Album in Eight Years

Brandy at LA Pride Day Festival in 2018. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (8863440eq)

We haven’t heard much music from Brandy over the past almost ten years, and after not releasing anything in eight years, the singer has returned with her seventh album, B7.

B7 was released on July 31 and it features 15-tracks that are co-written and co-produced by Brandy as well as collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Daniel Caesar, and her daughter, Sy’rai.

Brandy had a five-year legal battle with her former label, Chameleon Entertainment and she told Rolling Stone that she was she felt free while making this album, “I put everything I could into this project. It was so freeing for me, because I did get a chance to really dig in and write from my heart of hearts,” Brandy said. “I was able to really get a lot of things off of my chest, really use music as a way to escape and heal.”

The settlement came to a close in 2017, but Brandy took her time releasing this album to make sure it was her best work, “I’m glad that I didn’t rush it because when you’ve been absent from music for so long you want to make sure that it’s your best work,” Brandy said. “For me, I approached this album like this is my last project. What would I want it to sound like? How would I want to express myself?”

Following the release of her sixth album Two Eleven in 2012, the singer focused on her acting career and she made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago and starred in Zoe Ever After.

In addition to the release of B7, Brandy dropped a music video for “Borderline.” Watch the video below.