Teaser for Usher's New Single "Good Kisser" Features Cool Beats & Sexy Whispering — LISTEN

Are you ready for some new Ursher? I know I am! On Tuesday, Usher quietly released a 40-second teaser video for his new single,“Good Kisser,” which is set to premiere on Monday, May 5. I have to admit, the title, “Good Kisser,” kind of gives me the creeps, but the song actually sounds really cool. Fans of Usher’s more R&B-leaning material will be relieved to discover that he’s traded in the energetic dance-pop of tracks like “Scream” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” for cool, minimal hip-hop beats and snapping. Oh, and there’s some seriously sexy whispering going on in the background, as well.

Let me just say that whispering and the funky saxophone may be preparing to take over mainstream radio in a big way. Ariana Grande’s new single “Problem” features both whispering AND the funky sax, Jason Derulo’s hit “Talk Dirty” has just the sax, and now Usher’s about to serve up some more whispering with "Good Kisser"! Gosh, nine years later and the Ying Yang Twins’ “Wait (The Whisper Song)” is still impacting the popular music scene. I’m not sure who we have to thank for this new saxophone trend, though. I guess both Katy Perry and Lady Gaga did it in 2011 with “Last Friday Night” and “The Edge of Glory,” respectively. But I digress.

I’m really looking forward to hearing Usher’s “Good Kisser” because it doesn’t sound like anything else on the radio right now — and that’s really exciting. Similarly, Usher’s song “Climax” came out with a totally fresh sound in 2012, and it went on to win a Grammy! (It also happens to be, in my opinion, one of the best songs Usher's ever recorded.)

“Good Kisser” was co-written by Usher, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, and Warren “Oak” Felder. Wansel and Felder are probably best-known for their work with rapper Nicki Minaj on songs like “Right By My Side,” “Save Me,” and “Your Love.” Check out the single cover for "Good Kisser" below.

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