The clip's visuals were cinematic and very unexpected, so we just had to ask the Everything You Can Imagine singer exactly how much involvement did he actually have in the treatment?
“For me, it felt like, ‘Let’s go against the grain of what you think this song’s gonna be about’,” he told MTV News’ Sway Calloway. “But also, too, give you what you feel you were getting ready to get.”
And those shots of Usher onstage under the nostalgic spotlight? That was a nod to the prohibition era speakeasy.
“It’s a bit seedy,” he added. “I’m throwing y’all way back.”