5.8.12 - New Music - Usher
I mean, yeah, its fine. A bit too “More” for my taste, but I wouldn’t call it ‘bad’.
I kind of hope he doesn’t only go the pop/dance route, personally. His last album ‘Raymond v. Raymond’ was really good, and I liked that with that and his EP ‘Versus’ he went both pop and R&B, both of which he has had massive commercial and critical success with. While we all loved “DJ’s Got Us Fallin In Love (ft. Pitbull) (despite the Pitbull part) and “More”, I also really loved “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” and “Papers” – his more soulful side. I would hate to lose that to an unquenchable need for hit singles.
I have two favorite parts of this song that I want to mention. First, the line “now relax and get on your back (if you wanna scream)”. Yeah. SEX SELLS.
Second, the breakdown right before the last chorus has Usher showing just how amazing his voice really can be (and how high it can get!). Listen to 3:04 to 3:20 to see what I mean.
Well, judging by this song and the two other singles he has released thus far from his upcoming seventh album ‘Looking 4 Myself’ (yes, spelled with a 4), it sounds like this may be an almost up-to-par repeat of ‘Raymond v. Raymond’.