Usher released his first album 20 years ago and since his self-titled debut he has become one of the most influential and successful recording artists of the past 2 decades, releasing successful records every couple of years. Good Kisser is the title track and first single lifted from his 8th studio album due for release later this year.
Good Kisser kicks off with an addictive hit of pop – booty-popping you could say. Usher then layers over the top with what sounds like a JT/Pharraell Williams-inspired tone. It could be an okay club song and will certainly score some radio play. It is a pop R&B track that possesses a radio friendly beat throughout. The lyrics aren’t the most inventive or deep on this number but I guess that isn’t the purpose when it comes to a song with a title like this.
The production quality is up there, a seamless track where the auto-tune doesn’t dominate. Regardless, Usher’s voice isn’t always enjoyable on this single and at times tends to scratch the ears a bit after a while but you still feel and appreciate the commercial appeal of this track. 20 years in the music business will do that…just get dancing Usher and show these young pop-princes how it’s done!