Taken from her sixth studio album Two Eleven , it was written and produced by Sean Garrett , Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford and Dwayne "Dem Jointz" Abernathy along with Brown, telling the story of Norwood complimenting a prospective beau on his swag.
Upon release, "Put It Down" was met by a warm response from critics, who criticized Brown's involvement on the song but generally praised the progressive production and suggestive lyrics. The accompanying music video features interactions with Brown, as well as scenes including Norwood dancing in front of both blue-lit industrial backdrops and artful Jackson Pollock -esque green screens.
The video received general acclaim from critics, who commended the simplicity of the video, while many labeled it as her most fun visual in years. That's what I love about the song. Make them go, 'Wow, who is that? Oh my God, that's Brandy? I didn't' even know she can sound like that. Didn't know she would do a song like that? Sean [Garrett] already made it kinda swagged out, but Chris is just the icing on the cake, and I appreciated him for being a part of it and just being so supportive as an artist.
He's so great, the girls love him, and I thought it would be great to have him on board. Lyrically, it features Norwood complementing a prospective beau on his swag.
The song received generally positive reviews from music critics upon its release. Priya Elan from The Guardian called the song "Brandy's best single for ages". He however found that Browns presence on the track was unnecessary and compared it to a " saxophone solo or Vanessa 's bits in all of The Saturdays ' songs.
Robert Copsey of Digital Spy found that "after 's ballad-packed Human , Brandy has opted for an altogether bouncier sound for the lead cut from her new album Two Eleven. In fact, its sparse beats and a melody that takes a few listens to grow reminds us of 's brilliantly hectic Full Moon.
Katherine St. More Swag! He felt that it sounded like "the result of what happens when a label asks to hear a current single" and was "noteworthy mostly for its semi-tribute to the dearly departed Bran'Nu. On July 17, footage was released of Norwood practicing for future live performances of the song on entertainment news program Access Hollywood.
It eventually reached number three, marking Norwood's tenth top ten entry as well as her highest-charting single since her offering " What About Us?
He loves the song and we are looking forward to working together and making this everything it's suppose [ sic ] to be. Standing next to Chris, he's so vibrant, like, 'What am I gonna do standing there next to him?
But I practiced, I was ready [ I was gonna be right there along with him shinin' too. I feel like I held it down a little bit, and I definitely did a lot better when Chris wasn't around, because I was shy. During rehearsals for the video, Norwood posted pictures of her rehearsing on her Instagram account. By September 7, the video had reached the top spot on the countdown. In the video, Norwood brings back her trademark braids, and she's paired them with a Madonna -esque cone bra, some body jewelry, white pants and a pair of heel-less six-and-a-half-inch high Giuseppe Zanotti leopard wedges.
She entices a whole mob of men with her dance moves — they follow her around like lovesick puppies. The video garnered a generally positive reception by reviewers.
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