Human is the upcoming fifth studio album by American R&B singer Brandy, to be released online and in stores in the United States on December 9, 2008. The album marks Brandy's debut on the Epic Records label, following her split with Atlantic Records in 2005. Long time collaborator, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, adds:
“It feels good to be back in the lab with Brandy again.” “We’ve always made great records and I’m humbled and honored to be continuing our legacy. The sound might be new, bigger, and more uplifting but we’ve kept our musical promise by making great songs and great music once again. There is no musical combination like ours!!!”
According to Epic:
The album’s title is a real life mirror of Brandy as a woman, an artist, a musician and a performer, communicating what it means to be fully Human: strong yet vulnerable, candid and triumphant, in love with life and in touch with the things of the spirit. Other key tracks on Human include “Fall,” which Brandy co-wrote with British pop singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, as well as the new songs “Long Distance,” “Piano Man,” and “Torn Down.” Brandy’s other musical collaborators on Human include Brian Kennedy (Rihanna/”Disturbia”), emerging production whiz RedOne (Kat DeLuna, 2006 World Cup Official Single “Hips Don’t Lie” with Shakira & Wyclef Jean), and James Fauntleroy (Jordin Sparks/”No Air”).
The album also features the hit single "Right Here (Departed)." Which is the actual song that brought back Brandy and Darkchild. Brandy states:
"It's our first single. So our experience this time has been very magical. Our sound is a little bit different from our old sound, but we are back, and I'm never leaving Rodney again!
Make sure to pick up Human in stores everywhere December 9th! The album is currently available on iTunes as a pre-order.