Chris Brown vs. Estelle — The Boombox Battle
The ‘X’ creator’s new song, ‘Autumn Leaves’ features Kendrick Lamar, who speeds through his verse in a breathy and lighter voice. Brown sings about a relationship that isn’t working out. Using natural metaphors in his lyrics, he sounds emotional over the synthy R&B melody.
“I’ve been bleeding in your silence / I feel safer in your violence / I hold on like leaves and fall to what is left / Before I sleep I talk to God / He must be mad with me, it’s coming / I’m confused who’ll I’ll spend my forever with,” Chris sings on the second verse.
While Chris sings about a relationship on the rocks, Estelle, the opponent the new Boombox Battle, sings about making the best out of hard times and moving on in 'Something Good.' The upbeat, piano-driven melody brings us back to the dance clubs of the '90s and will quickly make you want to get to the dance floor.
“I was hurt for so long / Doesn’t matter who was right / Doesn’t matter who was wrong / All that matters is I’m back where I belong,” she sings in the first verse.
Who will win this week? Will it be Chris Brown's heartbreaking ballad? Or Estelle's empowering, groovy track? It's up to you to decide. Vote for your favorite artist’s song once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., Oct. 7, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Chris Brown's 'Autumn Leaves' Feat. Kendrick Lamar
Listen to Estelle's 'Something Good'
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.