Written by Bob Suggs Thursday, 07 June 2012 09:18
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On his seventh studio album -- his first for the RCA label -- Usher offers up what he terms "revolutionary pop." It's not so much a style as a mixture of modern, pop-oriented R&B and European dance-pop -- not all that different in makeup from what he offered on 2010's Raymond v. Raymond. Looking 4 Myself features the steamy, low-key ballad "Climax" (co-produced by Diplo) and the storming dancefloor track "Scream" (co-written and co-produced by Max Martin). Usher's other collaborators include the Neptunes, Rico Love, Salaam Remi, and Swedish House Mafia.
"On this album, different things inspired me," says Usher. "Normally, I'm pulling from personal relationships and from older musical styles, but the things that motivated me this time were sounds and music that were very new and indie, like going to the Coachella festival or to Ibiza. I’ve traveled the world, toured nearly every continent—this phase of my life and my career is very open to exploring."
"I felt the creative freedom to be daring," he says. "There's a moment where you question, is this something that my audience is ready to accept? But I listened to artists like the Beatles and Prince and Marvin Gaye at pivotal moments, where they really spoke how they felt, and I took that liberty to be as creative as possible."
Judging from the reaction to the first single, the simmering, atmospheric "Climax," Usher need not have worried. The song's video was viewed more than eight million times in less than a month, earning rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and USA Today.
Category Rock/Pop, R&B, Contemporary R&B
Orig Year 2012
Release Date Jun 12, 2012
Personnel Rick Ross, Pharrell Williams, Luke Steele, A$Ap Rocky
Additional Info Deluxe Edition
Looking 4 Myself (Deluxe Version)
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Binding: Audio CD
Feature: Record Label: Rca
Feature: Catalog#: 88691 971772
Feature: Country Of Release: NLD
Feature: Year Of Release: 2012
Feature: Notes: Deluxe Edition Incl. 4 Bonustracks
Title: Looking 4 Myself (Deluxe Version)
On his seventh studio album, LOOKING 4 MYSELF, Usher works with a host of top-notch collaborators including Salaam Remi, Diplo, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, and Max Martin, among others.LOOKING 4 MYSELF comes on the heels of his two multi-platinum chart-topping collaborations "Without You" by David Guetta which held the #1 spot on the Pop charts and "Promise" with Romeo Santos which held the #1 spot on the Latin charts.Usher has been ranked by the RIAA as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 43 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including seven Grammy Awards and was recently named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained seventeen Hot 100 top-ten singles.
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