With “Fine China” garnering widely positive reviews Chris Brown has announced that Aaliyah will feature on the next single for his sixth studio album X.
Entitled “They Don’t Know”, the song features never-before-heard vocals from the late songstress. Chris revealed the news to reporters at the BET Awards 2013 press conference on earlier today. “I got something special for my fans. It’s called ‘They Don’t Know”. All new stuff that’s never been heard before, it’s something special for all my fans.”
The singer shot a video for the song in L.A. on the weekend and explained the concept to HollywoodLife. “I shot it in the hood, I wanted to bring both worlds together in the video and try to uplift the positive side of the community. I mean I come from Virginia, but everyone come from a broken home or broke, I remember when I was!”
A six-second snippet of the song was posted on Vine, and while it’s a little premature to judge it sounds like Chris has another hit on his hands, with Aaliyah’s lush vocals and the heavy beat complimenting each other perfectly.
Chris’ upcoming album X will be released on July 16, and boasts guest features from Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, with production from Pharrell, Timbaland, Drumma Boy and Polow Da Don.
Check out the snippet below.