This morning the video for Usher’s latest single, “Climax,” was released. Like the song itself, the video for “Climax” is sultry, dark, and soulful. It features Usher, unfettered and in a simple black shirt, singing directly to the camera while delivering an emotional performance of the song.
While performance shots are the overwhelming imagery one takes away from the video, they are interspersed with flashbacks to more intimate times with a former partner and rueful shots of Usher sitting in a parked car outside her home while she moves on with a new man.
The single “Climax” is from Usher’s forthcoming unnamed album, due out this spring. The single marks his first collaboration with producer Diplo, who has previously worked with Beyonce, M.I.A., Chris Brown, and Snoop Dogg.