Usher’s “Mars vs. Venus”
This sleepy, seductive cut is Usher’s latest leak from his forthcoming Raymond vs. Raymond. The slow jam suggests that a night with Mr. Entertainment is an evening of interplanetary joy.
Over twinkling keys and waving synths, Usher sings, “This is the big bang. Step into the ring of fire” and pledges to have his lady “seeing stars.” Recently divorced, Usher’s got his single man swagger back. His lyrics here tiptoe the thin line between pretentiousness and confidence with ballerina balance. Usher’s ode to rocket love is worth numerous listens and a slot mood music playlists. –Brad Wete