Earlier today, Chris Brown released a new song called called “W.T.F.I.M.L. (Where The F*ck Is My Lighter)” on his website Mechanical Dummy. “Another exclusive for his fans,” the dark and hazy, electro jam is somewhat worrisome at close listen, as this misplaced lighter seems to have Breezy unusually worked up. “I’m tired of all this shit, I want to light up,” he coos through a thick autotune at the chorus, desperate for a way to unwind. This sounds far more serious than a misplaced lighting implement, and so we feel obliged to ask: Everything okay over there, Breezy?
What’s most startling about this song is that Brown really seemed to cut loose and have fun on “Nobodies Business” and he sounded great. Has his time off twitter been so tough to have his “veins burning up, it feels like I’m going to die”? Have post-Rihanna reunion headlines been so cruel as to be “killing my brain, it’s suicide”? It might be time to seek more long term solutions to these problems.