Usher has cemented his place in music history as a generational talent, but he hasn’t let that stop him from working as if he is still on the way to the top. In recent years, he’s graced the set of NPR’s Tiny Desk series, performed at Pharrell’s Something In The Water festival and found a new home in Las Vegas during his continued residency. In addition, he’s made a commitment to collaborating with younger artists. Over the years, he’s released music with Ella Mai, Young Thug and the City Girls. This Friday, he’s reunited with another member of R&B’s next class of stars — Summer Walker. After collaborating on “Come Thru” from her debut album, Usher has enlisted her and 21 Savage for a new track called “Good Good.”
Produced by Mel and Mus, Usher’s newest single takes a more positive approach to the classic breakup anthem. Instead of taking shots at past lovers, the trio of Atlanta artists talk openly about developing friendly relationships with their past significant others and wishing them the best in the future.
“I hate that we didn’t make it to forever. [We’re] probably [not] getting back together, but that [doesn’t] mean that I can’t wish you better,” Usher sings.
“We?ain’t good good,?but we still good. I realize that I can’t be your lover. Let’s just keep it honest with each other. I’ll be happy for you when you find another.”
“Good Good” follows “GLU” as Usher’s second single of 2023. The iconic R&B artist has not rolled out plans for a new album just yet, but he doesn’t plan on going anywhere. For now, check out his new track below.