New York, NY -- Bobby Brown says it took him a long time to come out with a new album because he's spent so much time trying to get his life on track.
Now on tour with bandmates New Edition, Brown says he's ready to return to his solo career with the album "Masterpiece," due out June 5.
It's his first album in 25 years.
Brown calls the album a dream and says it represents his attempt to heal himself through his music.
Brown has had a well-documented history with drugs and legal woes, but he says he's been drug-free for more than seven years.