Well that is Brandy's true problem artistically. She doesn't have a "sound": Her albums have always been shaped after the main producer's sound, not hers. Afrodisiac was drastically diferent from FM, as were Human, 2/11 and this one. Bran developed her vocals and that's her unique thing, but sonically she depends way too much on the producer, which sucks. Wish she played a bigger role in her own productions instead of only managing how many runs and adlibs she gon add.
How many singers actually do what you’re saying Brandy doesn’t?
This happens all the time. Back when AFRO dropped, people were claiming Brandy was trying to take Aaliyah’s sound because she worked with Timbaland.
There’s nothing wrong with having an issue with the material, but it becomes a problem when unrealistic expectations are placed on Brandy as an artist.
She’s always said when approaching an album she works with different producers to find the sound she wants. I don’t recall her ever taking credit for creating the sound alone. And most of her albums have a main producer.
The issue for Brandy is that her listeners dissect everything about her music. The average girl’s fans just listen for a bop and a coo, and are usually satisfied.