Usher is this generation’s leader of R&B/pop music. So when he drops a new single and accompanying video, the entire world pays attention. Usher released his new single “Good Kisser” on Monday morning, and then dropped a video for the track a few hours later. As reported by vibe.com:
“Lips don’t lie in Usher’s new visual, ‘Good Kisser.’ The grown and sexy video boasts a freckled beauty, a smooth dance crew, a bevy of multi-colored smackers, and Ursha hitting the drums, shirtless, all while showcasing his signature footwork.”
Usher’s last album was released in 2012, so fans are eagerly awaiting a new album from the singer. And if “Good Kisser” is any indication of what is to come from his new album, looks like fans can expect a return to traditional R&B/pop. According to consequenceofsound.net:
“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.”
Usher’s upcoming LP is still untitled, however, it is expected to be released in September of this year. In the meantime, check out the Usher “Good Kisser” video above.