The season two finale of NBC’s Songland on Monday night featured Usher as the latest mega superstar in need of a new song.
The R&B titian decided on a West Coast vibe, and selected season two winner Ryan Cam’s pop-infused track “California” to record. Cam co-wrote the song with acclaimed hitmaker Ester Dean.
The Tyga-assisted track is rhythmic radio ready, featuring Usher cooing in his signature smooth cadence about the getting back to a quarantine bae that’s locked down in Cali.
As Usher longs to “stretch out at the hotel” again with her long-distance lover, Tyga flexes his rap skills over the mellow backbeat and anticipates reuniting with his remote boo.
Earlier this month, Usher made history on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart. His Confessions 2 single “Don’t Waste My Time” featuring Ella Mai reached the number spot, becoming the second act to have multiple new number one singles in the last three decades: 2020s, 2010s, 2000s. Charlie Wilson is the first.
“SexBeat,” Usher’s newest offering featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, is faring well on urban radio.
Stream “California” by Usher featuring Tyga below.