It's not every day that we we can bring you TWO new Usher songs, but today's that day, so give your neighbor an extra big smile or whatever. Usher has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming album, Looking 4 Myself. From what we're already hearing, on June 12 it's gonna debut BIG.
Listen to Usher and Pharell's "Twisted" and Usher and A$AP Rocky's "Hot Thing" after the jump.
First up is "Twisted," a song leak (sorry!) that features the ever-slick Pharrell. The record has a drum-heavy, marching band kind of vibe that lays the perfect foundation for Usher to go in about a shady-ass chick who is cheating on him: "You had me looking stupid/ But I let it go that way/ That booty subsitute-y/ Guess that made it OK/ You had me stuck on stupid/ But I let it go that way/ I suffered some delusion/ I should get myself away." What kind of whacked-out lady cheats on Usher we will never know, but we don't think he'll have any trouble landing a new broad.
Ursh got his collabo on again, this time with Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky on "Hot Thing." Produced by Pharrell, the uptempo banger is a perfect blend of Usher's sultry vocals and Rocky's driving rhymes. In his own words, Usher explained, “I really wanted to create something that I felt would work in both our worlds, a fun record that would be a little bit irresponsible." Mission accomplished, fellas. In fact, I'm feeling so irresponsible, I'm about to go play hookie from work. What a rebel!