By Andres Marin
Usher’s upcoming album Looking for Myself is scheduled to drop on June 12. Exactly two years from today he released his previous work Raymond v. Raymond, which reached number one and sold 1.3 million copies. His latest LP was teased a few months ago with the release of “Climax.” The pop dance ballad gives an idea of the “revolutionary pop” style that Usher often talks about.
The single, produced by Diplo, debuted on Valentines with the producer assuring us that “in 9 months there are gonna be a lot of new babies that this song is responsible for.” He also described “Climax” as the best “electrosoul” record he has been part of. Other producers on the album include Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Max Martin and Salaam Remi.
The album Raymond v. Raymond was said to have lots of inspiration from the singer’s recent divorce from Tameka Foster. If Usher Raymond was confronting himself then, it seems like he is now looking for self awareness. But while we wonder what the inspiration behind it may be; all we know is the single is honest, groovy, sexy and a little more mature.
Usher’s seventh release comes out under RCA Records, taking over for other artists like Justin Bieber from the disappeared Jive Records, Arista Records and J Records. He’s sold over 65 million records to date and the “revolutionary pop” question will remain itching until this June.