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Listen: Usher’s new song “Good Kisser”

on May 05, 2014, 12:02am

Since releasing Looking 4 Myself back in 2012, Usher has shifted his attention toward television by serving as a coach on NBC’s The Voice. Any musical endeavors, though brief, have been centered around collaborations, including the Diplo-produced “Go Missin” (the sequel to “Climax”), an unlikely team-up with The Afghan Whigs, and a snappy remix of Rocko’s well-traveled “U.O.E.N.O.” single. Today, Usher at last relaunches his solo career with the release of “Good Kisser”, the first track from his upcoming eighth studio album.

After experimenting with bits of electronic and dubstep with Looking 4 Myself, Usher returns to a more straight-forward blend and R&B, soul, and funk. Here, a sensuous, sturdy bassline is layered over salsa drums for a groove that’s a bit retro without sounding like a total throwback. Lyrically, Usher presents a love song that tows the line between ’60s pop innocence and slightly naughtier, early ’90s R&B fare a la Bell Biv DeVoe. Listen in below, or purchase via iTunes.

Usher’s as-yet-untitled album is due out later this year via RCA. In an interview with MTV last year, he described the album as “everything you can imagine”, adding, that it’s “gonna be freaking out of here”. Singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger later told Rap-Up that Usher was working with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, and Brian Alexander Morgan and that the album would be “more R&B, more urban” than Looking 4 Myself.

Update: Watch the corresponding video below.

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CHARITY SIBZ
June 3, 2014 at 6:57 am

I WISH TO B ON THAT VEDIO

Anonymous
June 3, 2014 at 6:55 am

wooooooooow,USHER USHER MAN U KNW YO MOVES N DAMN I LVE THE SONG AND THE DANCE,MMMMM U MKE FEEL SOOOO GOOD,I WSH I CL D B IN YO MUSIC VEDIOS

Carolyn
May 22, 2014 at 5:26 am

This song and video is hot….

Mary
May 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

Usher is amazing and this video drove me crazy.

Anonymous
May 5, 2014 at 6:19 am

Just amazing as always love u Usher

Andrew
May 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

This is REALLY bad. The melodies are virtually nonexistent and the structure is really messy. He needs to go back to Diplo.

Anonymous
May 5, 2014 at 4:51 am

This Andrew person obviously doesn’t know shit about music. This track is genius for so many reasons, the harmonic intricacy in the hook offsets the simplicity if the verses. A great contrast. But to someone with a low musical IQ, I could see how a Diplo track would be everything.

Mary
May 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Usher is hot and sexy. He is an amazing artist and dancer. I’ve loved him since I was little. This song is great and the video is even greater!!!!!!! #usherfan#team usher4life

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