The arrival of Chlöe Bailey’s debut solo album, In Pieces, is little more than a month away. As the R&B starlet prepares for the exciting release, she’s also generating buzz among fans with a string of singles. She previously reminded us of her incredible vocal talent on “Pray It Away,” and now, she’s got a controversial collaborative effort with Chris Brown for your consideration.

“How Does It Feel” made its debut on Friday (February 24), along with a tantalizing new visual that shows off the dance skills of both performers. Their voices ring out over production by Hitmaka and Cardiak, leaving many listeners pleased with Bailey’s album rollout so far. Of course, there are still those taking issue with the Atlanta native working with Brown, who has previously faced allegations of abusing women in various capacities.

Chlöe and Chris Brown’s “How Does It Feel” Choreography Steals The Show

Upon announcing the collaboration, both the “Do It” hitmaker and her Virginia-born friend faced considerable backlash online. They don’t appear to be letting the drama bother them, however, as they’ve been making a point to share encouraging messages with each other on social media. “You are a beautiful soul,” the father of three told Bailey earlier this week.

“TAKE OVER THE WORLD SHAWTY and DON’T LOOK BACK! YOU ARE A QUEEN! DON’T LET NOBODY TELL YOU NO DIFFERENT! You followed your dreams and now the universe is fulfilling that manifestation.” Upon seeing the sweet message, the 24-year-old wrote back, “Can’t wait for the world to hear the magic we created.”

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Bailey’s In Pieces project is scheduled for release on the last day of March. At this time it remains unclear what other artists she might be working with, though fans are hoping to hear more upbeat bops like “Have Mercy,” “Surprise,” and “Treat Me” on the tracklist.

Stream Chlöe and Chris Brown’s first collaborative single, “How Does It Feel” on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, tell us your thoughts in the comment section. Make sure to check back later this weekend for more updates on our R&B Season playlist.

Quotable Lyrics:

We threw the racks out at Follies
Gave you the key where my heart beat
You didn’t say it but you said it
It shouldn’t have hurt me but I let it