Surfing the internet can result in some interesting findings. It can be enlightening, it can be scary, it can turn you on, hell it can even make you laugh for hours. Although I wouldn’t consider myself an Usher fan, I do have a ton of respect for the guy. I mean he can shatter windows with his voice, he can dance up a storm, and he can pull some prime tail. We recently posted Usher’s song “Climax”, produced by Diplo (as well as the remix HERE) and now with the release of Usher’s seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself we see that he’s looking to take advantage of the production skills of some of the biggest electronic dance artists out there. This is just another sign that dance music is taking over the world, Top 40s music, and is here to stay (until another genre takes over…).
What we have here are two songs produced by Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello who comprise the super-group Swedish House Mafia. Over the infectious beats is the recognizable voice of one of the biggest artists in the world – Usher. Of these two songs, “Euphoria” stands out – containing a club-ready beat with elements of “Grey Hound” wobbles mixed in, over a 4/4 beat and screaming synths. The second song, “Numb” was produced by SHM in collaboration with Alesso. It takes on a much different feel, a lot more mellow, and is a tune you might be more likely to throw on with your girlfriend rather than hearing at a nightclub. It reminds me of something Enrique Iglesias might put out. It’s not awful, but it’s not a song I can really get into -you may disagree.
Check out these tracks, let us know what you think, and please make sure to support the artists who created them by picking them up on iTunes upon their release (or stream it HERE until then).
*You can catch Alesso at Boston’s Ocean Club on July 4th! Head over to the Boston Shows page for details*