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Single Review: Usher – ‘Good Kisser’

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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.

Usher-GoodKisserGood 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!