Fresh off BET’s popular biopic on his life, Bobby Brown has released a new single.
The song titled Like Bobby is the Boston native’s first new single since 2012.
The fiery track includes defiant lyrics aimed at Brown’s detractors.
“When God has a plan you don’t ask why / I been living deep in my redemption / Swear to God they got me on a mission / I’m coming back like I never was missing,” he sings.
“Gotta do what I do yeah / Gotta be what I be / ‘Cause in the end, goddamn, I gotta be real like Bobby B,” he continues. “And Everybody gonna talk about it, talk about it / And I don’t really give a f-ck about it, f-ck about it / ‘Cause in the end, goddamn, I gotta be real like Bobby B.”
Brown turned to hit-makers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Teddy Riley for production help with the single. The songwriter-producers previously worked with Brown on his multi-platinum solo album Don’t Be Cruel after he left New Edition.
On Monday, Sept. 10, Brown took to Twitter to let his followers know he was dropping a new track.
“Like Bobby,” he tweeted. “New Single Out Now on all streaming outlets Teddy 🎼Face 🎼Brown.”
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New Single Out Now on all streaming outlets
Teddy 🎼Face 🎼Brown@TeddyRiley1 @KennyEdmonds @BrownRibbonEnt @aliciaetheredge #LikeBobby #BobbyBrown #TeddyRiley #BabyFace #BobbyBrownBET #TheBobbyBrownStory pic.twitter.com/MYi14ip8PO
— BOBBY BROWN (@KingBobbyBrown) September 11, 2018
The release of Like Bobby comes a week after The Bobby Brown Story premiered Sept. 4, on BET.
The two-part miniseries featured powerful performances by Woody McClain and Gabrielle Dennis as Brown and the late Whitney Houston.
The biopic drew a combined 4.5 million viewers over the first two nights it aired on BET, with the ratings ticking up over repeat airings.
You can listen to Like Bobby below.