Usher’s Newest Album, Hard II Love, is Everything You’ve Ever Wanted
Attention ladies and gentlemen, Usher Raymond IV, better known as Usher, first danced and harmonized his way into our hearts in the late 90s. We millennials know the Tennessee native best for his 2004 album, Confessions and subsequent singles on Raymond v Raymond. We carried our hit clips, CD players and mp3s to and from school while we blasted songs like “My Boo,” “Confessions Part II,” and “You Remind Me” while doing our best to mimic his infamous dances.
Contrary to many musical artists from our early childhood, Usher grew up with us. As we got older, the bangers continued with “There Goes My Baby” and “Climax.” He continued to win much-deserved awards and kept our inner 90s R&B hearts alive.
After a four year break from music production, we knew Usher was up to something when he began tweeting cover art and hinted at working with artists like Young Thug and Future. Summer single, “No Limit” rode music waves over the summer, but fans were ready for a collective album.
To much surprise, Usher has released his latest studio album and it doesn’t disappoint. Newest project, Hard II Love highlights a shift from contemporary artistry to the loving sounds of early 2000s rhythm and blues.
With fire features from Young Metro and other well known artists, the 15 track album highlights themes of living life to the fullest, losing love, finding it, and experiencing happiness. After a few years of experimenting with different genres and tones it seems as though Usher has finally found his groove. Though his album has been out for less than 24 hours, fans everywhere continue to rejoice.