Brandy is ready to make her return.
On Friday, the R&B icon will release her new single “Baby Mama” featuring Chance the Rapper. The Hit-Boy-produced track was originally due last month, but is now set to arrive in time for Mother’s Day. She shared a teaser of the empowering bop on Instagram along with footage from the music video.
The song serves as an anthem for all the mothers out there. “It has such a message,” the 41-year-old singer told SiriusXM’s “Laura Coates Show.” “It’s celebrating mothers out there who are out there doing their best for their children and striving in their independence, in their strength, in their power. I just wanted to come out with a powerful message like that.”
This marks Brandy’s first release since “Freedom Rings” last September. “I finally got the guts to put a single out,” she said. “It’s been a long time coming, but music is my passion, it’s my love, and I have so much left in me so I wanted to come back to this music world and just give it all I’ve got.”
Brandy is now readying her seventh album, the follow-up to 2012’s Two Eleven. “I’ve dedicated the last couple years of my life to my new music, my new project. It’s taken me a while, but I’m so happy about the focus and the work ethic that I’ve put into this project. I’m really proud of it and I finally feel ready to present it to the world.”