April 9, 2012

Where are you now, when I need you around?

Much like the unexpectedly brilliant Cassie track last month, Usher has come out of nowhere with an exquisite new single, Climax. The song is a slow burn, with the passion delivered by lyrics and voice against a ticking electronic arrangement. This is a Diplo production, not that you'd know it from the "quiet storminess."

It's thrilling to hear an artist I'd long ago written off come up with something so fresh. Usher's new album, Looking For Myself, is out on June 12th. Collaborators include Salaam Remi, Diplo, Max Martin and others.

If the Vevo embed does not work, watch the video here. Climax is on itunes now.

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