With classic odes like '4 Minutes' and 'Don't Take Your Love Away' in his catalog, Avant returns to form with the sensual effort 'Best Friend.'

Avant tells the story of a lady friend, who turns to the singer when her relationship is in a rut. Tonight is apparently the right time for the two to take their own relationship a step further. "I was told something like this would happen when you make the opposite your best friend," the Cleveland native croons on the hook.

Can best friends become lovers? That's the running theme throughout the synth-heavy Monopoly production. The platinum album-selling artist teamed up with producers Kajun and Dre Hen to craft the beat under the Monopoly brand.

'Best Friend' will appear on Avant's 'Face the Music' LP, arriving Feb. 5.

Listen to Avant's 'Best Friend'