Brown and Blackbear (under his real name Matthew Musto) wrote the song with Andrew Goldstein, Joe Kirkland and Ernest Smith. The sauntering midtempo track features Brown first speaking and then singing about living life at top speed and escaping from any pain, concerned that he’s running on empty and proclaiming “I don’t want to be a memory,” before blackbear takes over similarly expressing the need to find a way to manage the crazy train.
Brown began teasing the collaboration on his Instagram two days ago when he cryptically posted a photo of two men in spacesuits with the date 7/9/21. The cover art premieres above.
Blackbear has worked with a diverse range of artists including Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, Linkin Park, Nick Jonas, G-Eazy, and, more recently, Maroon 5, for whom he co-wrote and produced “Beautiful Mistakes,” the band’s hit with Megan Thee Stallion.
Brown’s country pairing with Chris Young on “Famous Friends,” is No. 3 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart for the week ending July 3.