Right Here (Departed)

Album: Human (2008)
Charted: 34
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about being there for a loved one. Brandy explained to MTV News: "You can take it like you're talking about a mother and a daughter, a sister, brother, girlfriend, whatever - it's universal in that way."
  • After being mainly produced by Timbaland on her last album, Brandy returned to her long-term collaborator Rodney Jerkins on Human. This song was the first number that they did together after their musical reunification.
  • When this debuted in the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in August 2008 it became Brandy's first chart entry since "Who Is She 2 U" peaked at #43 in September 2004.
  • Brandy told MTV News about the song's promo: "The video concept is me crossing over to the other side and coming back into my family's life. Just popping up everywhere, just singing to them, and it's [got] an I Am Legend feel. Sometimes you see me on the street by myself completely, and it's pretty cool."
  • Rodney Jerkins appears in the video, as does Brandy's brother Ray J.

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