Revive is proud to announce the release of Otis Brown III‘s first single, “The Thought of You, Pt. 1” from his upcoming Revive/Blue Note Records debut album, The Thought of You. Joining Brown on The Thought of You are Robert Glasper (keys), Keyon Harrold (trumpet), John Ellis (reeds), and Ben Williams (bass). Special guest appearances are made by vocalists Gretchen ParlatoNikki Ross, and Bilal who is featured in the album’s eponymous first single.

Billboard Premiere: Otis Brown III's "The Thought of You" feat. Bilal

Billboard – which premiered “The Thought of You, Pt. 1” today – had this to say about Brown’s first single:

“After working with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano and more, Otis Brown III is taking on the spotlight.

On September 23, Brown will release his debut album “The Thought of You,” under a new partnership between Revive Music and Blue Note Records.

There are countless gems on the 11-song album, such as Brown and Gretchen Parlato’s cover of Shania Twain’s “You’re Still the One,” with arrangement by Robert Glasper. The full-length effort – co-produced by Derrick Hodge – features appearances by Brown’s close friends, such as Glasper, Bilal, Parlato, Nikki Ross and more.”

Head over to Billboard to catch all the details about Brown and Revive/Blue Note’s first single. Scroll down to listen to Otis Brown III’s “The Thought of You, Pt. 1” featuring Bilal. To purchase your copy of the single, click here.


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