Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Usher - Climax
We really liked Usher's will.i.am collab OMG - it was a sleek electro makeover that posited him firmly as a star still very much at the top of his game. So when we heard Usher had recorded a track with Diplo behind the production desk, we got quite excited - the man clearly knows how to pick his work partners, no?
Turns out the track in question, Climax, is a spacious, futuro-jam that slides Usher's vocals over a bubbling hotbed of synths. Slow, sensual, resolutely 'cool' - while it doesn't feel like the uber lead single OMG was, there's certainly a sense of innovativity and willingness to push boundaries and in the euphoric middle-eight, the track transcends into properly blissful dimensions. Thumbs up on this one Mr. Usher.