Did you know that Usher is back? Ok, you probably knew that. But, did you know his new album Hard II Love drops Sept. 16? Ok, you probably heard about that. BUT, did you know that he just did his first official live performance in promotion of the album, for BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge”? Ahhh, maybe you’re just finding out now!
So, that’s good, because the R&B superstar kicked off a promo run for the LP with a special performance on Friday (Sept. 2), and he killed it! Recorded in Los Angeles, for “Live Lounge’s” ‘Live in L.A‘ month-long series, the R&B superstar sat down for an interview with host Clara Amfo, where he spoke about the longevity of his career, fusing genres on his last album Looking 4 Myself, performing with live bands, the sounds of his upcoming album, getting a ‘star’ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more.
For his performance, Usher delivered stripped-down acoustic versions of previous hits like “U Got It Bad” and “Climax,” plus his new single “Crash.” He switched up the vibe with a reggae version of “Love In This Club,” and even performed a cover of The Chainsmokers’ hit “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Get ready for Usher’s comeback with the 30 minute performance and interview below!