Usher Pairs Up Diplo For His Brand New Single "Climax"
Usher dropped his brand new single, “Climax” yesterday and the reviews are pouring in. Haven’t heard the track yet? We’ve got you covered – check it out below!
“The surprise collaboration between Usher Raymond and Diplo on “Climax”– a new single for Usher’s upcoming album– is a doubly satisfying departure from their respective strains of club-ready fare. It’s an exercise in the power of restraint, as Usher sings the woes of a romance stuck in limbo, alternating whispery falsettos and earnestly pained howls – .Diplo shows uncharacteristic subtlety behind Usher’s sentiment, with a beat that seems to hang suspended in midair. Each time the sparse instrumentation– arranged by classical music It Guy Nico Muhly– builds up to a possible break, it plateaus softly instead of peaking, feeding on the tension and uncertainty of Usher’s words.” – Pitchfork
“LOVE IT!! This song is a trance-y, smooth HIT!! Producer Diplo leaked the new Usher track via Twitter yesterday, and we are SO HAPPY!! Climax is fantastic!!” – Perez Hilton
“Here’s a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day: Usher has released ‘Climax,’ a new soul track that its producer, Diplo, has called ‘Seriously the best record I’ve been part of’ on Twitter. He might not be exaggerating.” – Billboard
“Diplo teams with Usher on ‘Climax,’ which is too dirty for Justin Bieber to sing – .a trance song, but with a delicate, tiny beat. Usher, absolutely the man you want to hear sing on Valentine’s Day, will release his seventh LP this year. He’s been working on it with Pharrell, Jim Jonsin and Rico Love.” – Fader
“Diplo describes it as “some next level electrosoul” and believes Usher’s newest album is ‘game-changing.’ Usher calls the eclectic producer’s contribution another ‘strip club classic.’ It sounds like the sex-driven lyrics of Usher are making a comeback.” – Complex
“A surprising comeback Subtle and unbelievable.” – NME
“Usher And Diplo Reach ‘Climax’ On New Song – For those feeling more grumpy than googley-eyed on this day of love, Usher and Diplo have a breakup song that might make you feel just a little bit better. On the atmospheric ‘Climax’, Usher brings out his falsetto for a nice fusion of R&B and electro – which is basically how Diplo describes it. “It’s some next level electro-soul,” wrote the producer. ‘Seriously the best record I’ve been part of. Really proud of it’.” – Idolator
“Are you ready to climax on the day of love?! Well, get ready, because Usher is bringing you a sexy new track to get your groove back on Valentine’s Day entitled ‘Climax.’ The Diplo-produced track is a mix between electro-pop, R&B soul and pure sexy. Usher isn’t sparring any ladies as he sings about reaching his ‘Climax’ in an airy falsetto voice. GlobalGrind absolutely loves this song!”- Global Grind
“‘I’m pretty sure in 9 months there are gonna be a lot of new babies that this song is responsible for,’ said producer Diplo on Twitter about ‘Climax,’ his new collaboration with Usher – You could probably come to the same conclusion after listening to the track.” – Pop Dust