Usher Explores ‘Revolutionary’ New Sound

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Usher’s ready to start a revolution. The “OMG” singer, who is currently in the early stages of recording his next LP, is setting out to create a new genre of music on the follow-up to last year’s Raymond v. Raymond. Instead of dipping into Euro-pop like he did in 2010, Ursh is planning on making an album’s worth of “Revolutionary Pop.”

“I’m a consumer of culture and love mixing styles and inspirations, both in my music and my style,” the superstar told StyleList. “I’m working on a new genre of music—Revolutionary Pop—which combines several music genres to create a new sound experience.”

His fauxhawk also reflects the style of music he wants to develop with his seventh studio album. “I love that people are talking about the new hair, it represents who I am now and the creative movement of Revolutionary Pop,” he stated.

Though details are scarce surrounding the new project, Usher will be teaming back up with songwriter Rico Love, who penned his recent hits “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” and “There Goes My Baby.”

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31 Comments

  1. mb

    Usher, please? It sounds like you’ve been around Beyonce and Gaga too long (I love them both.)

    Did he really just talk about his hair in an interview? #Pauz

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  2. Garyy

    @mb what else could you expect more from a style website?

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  3. Diz

    Akon already done it several times

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  4. Devil In A New Dress

    the last two albums are forgotten – they are crap

    he should do the stuff that he wants and not that lady gaga new pop genre

    never change a winning team !

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  5. ?

    as long as he fires this aj boy as choreographer I’m fine.

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  6. CABULO

    OMG TOO HOT

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  7. chunel

    HE NEEDS JERMAINE DUPRI !

    He sees how Bieber is successful so he wants to go into Pop too :-(

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  8. carl

    What about your R&B fans? Uknow… the ones that MADE you?

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  9. Trey

    I agree with @Carl 1000% percent… Everybody trying to be Michael Jackson. Only Michael could make Rock, Pop, R&B, and Disco and everybody still love him at the same time. I think Usher should stick to his ORIGINAL genre of music. R&B!!!

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  10. AustynKing

    You all are haters & critics that can’t control shit! You obviously dont understand the laws of change-Michael jacksons 1st album was totally R&B then Thriller came out & you could hear him leaning more towards a pop sound that Usher is tryna to bring back! Learn about how musicians evolution then say hes wack bt until then STFU HATERS! URIV 4life

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  11. RickyV

    So what do all you people expect? Every artist to just stay exactly the same and do the same things over and over and over again? 50 Cent tried that. It doesn’t work. You can’t just never change your sound and adapt and evolve to the ever changing present….it just DOES NOT WORK. Times change….look at how the world is evolving with the internet and having different sounds in pop radio every 5 years. Usher’s still doing his R&B songs on his albums he’s just not going to do an ENTIRE album with them. He’s smart. He knows how to sell and you people who hate on this idea just don’t understand the industry and are stuck sitting still while others are moving and growing.

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  12. YEAH

    obviously it aint working for Usher since he has yet reach the success of Confessions. yeah Pop is cool but overrated, it’s all the same now, music in general. not everybody can be Michael nor should you even attempt to be like Michael. he may be the King but that doesn’t mean EVERY artist should do what he did, it doesn’t work for everybody and becareful because ppl will look at you different once you’ve made that switch…

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  13. ?

    @yeah

    Usher or anyone else will reach confessions level.
    Usher was the lasy artist in the world to get a diamond album…and it was in 2004.
    This being said RvR was leaked like 6 months before the release and it was certfied platinum.
    Usher is not ad great as he should be thats for sure but he is shittin on any other male artist in the game expect Eminem

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  14. mike

    im dead at all these artists thinking they creating a new and revolutionary sound (bey, gaga, now usher…) CHILD!! do they really know what does “revolution” mean!??

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  15. Phoenix_Wright

    Im not too hyped about the “revolutionary pop” either but its his choice let him do wat satisfies himself as long as he is happy.

    Good music will be good no matter what genre so I hope it comes out great.

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  16. Jds_girl

    While everyone talking about Usher not reaching the success of Confessions again – please keep in mind that MJ himself NEVER reached the success of Thriller again in his career. I am not taking anything away from the King of Pop (I personally love him) – but I just think that no artist can reach that pinnacle in their careers twice and most NEVER reach it (a certified diamond album). In today’s world with downloads and bootlegs it is even harder. While personally LOVE R&B Usher I will not hate on him for trying to make his money! You need to keep reinventing yourself to stay fresh in this business. Please believe that sexy @$$ Usher will have a certified damn good love making song R&B song on any album he puts out POP; ROCK; R&B or otherwise! Make your money boo! :)

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  17. Sean

    Yeah, and Loud was supposed to be the next Thriller…

    Don’t go blabbing about your greatness til you can deliver. You just look like a plain fool.

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  19. YEAH

    WTF are yall talking about? LOUD & THRILLER are two amazing albums, ppl just hate Rihanna just becuz smh

    I’m saying Usher switch to POP and FAILED, obviously ppl don’t want to hear POP from him.
    his last two albums could barely go platinum.
    POP did not work for him.

    He can make whatever type of music he wants but this POP thing is not working for him.
    either he’s falling off or ppl are getting tired of him, idk his POP success is fading

    I still don’t know how MJ got into this, stop comparing eveyone to Michael Jackson
    and like you pointed out, MJ has yet to reach the success of Thriller which was a R&B type of album and he switch to POP and it didn’t work out as well as the success of Thriller

    you said it, not me

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  20. val

    he should try doing some revolutionary rnb. i mean there’s nothing wrong with switching up your sound in order to evolve musically, but i believe you could experiment with different things while excelling in one genre and using your experience in other genres to push it forward

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  21. Chris C.

    Lol why does he think he is doing something new?
    Everyone and their momma has mixed genres into Pop.
    His hair? Everyone and their momma had mohawks in 2009-2010
    But anyways i wish him good luck but i wish people would stop saying they are doing something new.

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  23. stevelippman

    PUKE this guys just sucks ass his music stinks. Garbage.

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  24. mofan95

    @YEAH
    OMG #1 on hot 100, #3 on RnB 100, #2 on pop songs, #1 on airplay, 161 millon audience impressions in a week and #5 on hot 100 year in chart
    Dj Got us Fallin in Love #4 on hot 100, minor success on RnB charts reaching #51, #2 on pop and airplay

    Yeah…I see what your talking about. He REALLY FAILED at pop considering these were his biggest singles from RvR.

    I’m not saying i want him to go all the way into pop but it would be interesting. Plus I don’t see him doing an all pop album, he will prolly mix it up like Beyonce did with IASF. He’s got to please his urban crowd too and he knows this so I’m not worried about it in fact I think his next album will do grerat things.

    O and Rated R barely made platinum as well. Not saying that I don’t like rihanna, in fact I like her music, just thought I bring that out. And yes HIS was a big drop off from Confessions but RvR is consider his comeback album.

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  25. mofan95

    O and another thing Here I Stand was NOT i repeat NOT a pop album and neither was RvR. RvR may have had more elements of pop in that album but it is still considered contemporary RnB. So please no what your talking about before you go and post stuff. Not to offend you or anything.
    #thatisall

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  26. bbrooks

    I think usher is sticking to R&B at the sametime. By hearing “Revolutinary Pop”, it sounds as if it will be a mixture of “pop”, R&B, dance and possibly rap music. I like the sounds of it and I truly feel that Usher would never let any of his true fansa down(R&B fans).

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  27. shaniqua

    he needs to make a song with david guetta

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  28. Deezy

    I hate when artist alienate their fanbase. Usher is a soul artist and needs to stick to soul music. The popish crap sounds as bad as his new look is.

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