Usher has taken on critics who say he's lost his swagger. And with a new video for his single "There Goes My Baby," the singer continues to push back at detractors who dare to suggest he's slipped.
His last single, the Will.I.Am-produced "OMG," is still riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, currently resting comfortably in the #3 slot.
And now, he's pushing his next number with a video for the slow-burning ballad "There Goes My Baby." Released on Tuesday (July 13), the clip features Usher and his leading lady trading sweaty moves under a desert sun.
In the opening scene, Usher has his back to the camera as the sun rises just over his right shoulder. The R&B crooner, sporting a black tank top and dark jeans, slowly pulls his love interest closer toward him in the next scene, and then ditches his tee as he sings to her.
"There goes my baby," he sings on the chorus. "Loving everything you do/ Ooh girl, look at you." As the song's climax begins, the pair unite once again and exchange kisses as the sun fades.
"There Goes My Baby" is the latest from Usher's Raymond v. Raymond, which the singer recently announced would be made available in two separate extended editions next month. Versus will feature eight new songs, including "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love," a Pitbull-assisted number that premiered on the singer's website earlier this month. Usher will also release Raymond v. Raymond (The Deluxe Edition). That edition of the album will include tracks from Versus, as well as material from the original version of Raymond v. Raymond that had initially leaked online prior to his album's official release and wasn't included on the retail set.
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