The latest leak from Usher’s Looking 4 Myself album isn’t bad. Between the jiving Neptunes beat and Raymond’s inner-syllabic singing (“booty substituted”), it’s actually pretty fun. However, am I only one that thinks this is almost a complete Bruno Mars rip-off? I mean, I’m not the biggest fan of Mr. Mars, so I can’t call out too many specifics, but this seems to carry the same throwback, 60s vibe that Bruno brought back to the radio over the past few years. But, then again, maybe I’m just being picky and am simply stuck expecting progressive R&B records from Beiber’s mentor.
Either way, based on everything we’ve heard thus far from Usher’s new album, there’s bound to be a slew of different sounds on there to pick from. So, here’s to hoping he has something for everyone when it drops June 8.
Usher Feat. Pharrell – “Twisted” (Prod. by The Neptunes)