March 05, 2012 06:46:45 GMT
The 'Two Eleven' title refers to Brandy's birthday which is coincidentally also the day when the 'I Will Always Love You' singer passed away.
Brandy sparks rumors that she dedicates her upcoming studio album to Whitney Houston. She names the effort "Two Eleven" as a reference to her birthday, which also happens to be the day when she lost her mentor and friend Whitney. On Twitter, she lists the CD for June 2012 release.
Over the weekend, Brandy paid tribute to Whitney when hitting The Factory nightclub for a concert. "If she was here with us now in the physical, this is what I would tell her," she told the crowd before singing her own single "Right Here (Departed)".
Brandy didn't cover the late singer's song because she's too emotional to do that. "I heard there was a rumor that I was doing a Whitney Houston tribute tonight - unfortunately that's not true, because I would be an emotional wreck right now," she explained. "I'm just not ready to sing any of her songs. you guys know what that's like."
For her new album, Brandy worked with Monica, Drake, Frank Ocean, Chris Brown and many more. Talking about her duet with Monica, she gushed to Rolling Stone, "Monica and I have a bond as women and as mothers, working with her doesn't feel like work."
Their joint track is called "It All Belongs to Me", and has been embraced by music fans. Its music video will premiere March 5. "Chris Robinson directed the video and we're both in dysfunctional relationships. We're helping each other through both situations, it's sort of like a 'Thelma & Louise,' girl empowerment video," she explained.
Commenting on the song crafted by Drizzy, she spilled, "I heard the song that Drake did and I loved it. I haven't recorded it yet but I'm looking forward to it because it's such a great melody and the beat is nice. It's a vibe that I haven't dipped into and I think the fans would get a kick out of hearing my voice over a record like that."
Brandy at The Factory: