Yesterday, Usher shared the cover art for his forthcoming album Hard II Love and announced that it will be released on September 16th. This morning, he released two new songs: "Champions" and "Missin U."
On "Missin U," Usher explores two sides of the same coin: the desire to fuck and the desire to simply be with the women he loves. This is reflected in the musical backdrop. The song begins with Usher describing how he likes his women: "nice, thin waist, fat ass, soft little lips," over gritty, sexual synths. Then suddenly on the chorus it all blossoms into a warm sonic tableau that takes a page straight out of the Thriller playbook. Usher just misses his girl and he wants her to come home.
I reminisce of all the things that don’t exist yet
Like the breakfast on Sunday mornings after drunk sex
Or when you’re out with your girls and you send me a drunk text
Saying baby are you far, won’t you to come closer to my heart
I miss you girl, wherever you are