New Music: Usher – ‘Scream’

Scream

While his single “Climax” soars to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, Usher unleashes the follow-up “Scream.” The R&B showman ignites the dance floor on the adrenaline-fueled record, which is more akin to his pop hits “OMG” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.”

“If you wanna scream, ‘Yeah!’ Let me know and I’ll take you there,” sings Usher over the galloping beat.

He is also readying another single for urban radio called “Let Me See,” produced by Jim Jonsin and featuring Rick Ross. Both songs will appear on his upcoming album Looking for Myself, due June 12.

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68 Comments

  1. meds

    if usher’s music was a movie it’d be some fake cheap horror movie. somebody stop him and tell him to go back to his 90′s music.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @meds, there would be no point in doing that. He is no longer the man he was back in the 90s, the industry is no longer what it was back in the 90s. It wouldn’t work.

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    Replay Reply:

    @Mentamir, Agree, he is doing a great Job. People must know this 90s time is over all artist going mainstream because you can’t earn any money or attention with Rnb Songs anymore…

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    meds Reply:

    @Replay, it’s sad when an artist does what the industry wants. selling selling selling and blablabla

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    Chillboyx Reply:

    @meds, you make no sense!If you didn’t do what your Boss wanted you’d be fired. Same thing. Its a JOB, Evolve of become irrelevant. When you are POP as Usher, Chris Brown are, you have to change with the sound of music. If Usher wasn’t as big as he is, he could get away with doing a RnB Album and sell 500k, go gold and be happy with his money. Usher is too big for that.

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    Kisha Reply:

    @meds, and if Usher went back to the music from back in the 90′s, everyone would say “Why can’t he come up with the times” or be more current… Usher is an internationally known artist. You can’t just put him in a box. It is impossible to stay in one era. You have to grow. With everything, there is growth.

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  2. myke

    ok… This techno pop stuff is so generic same lyrics “yeah yeah yeah” “put your hands up” i mean this is stupid. When will this fade out? I mean I liked it at first but now it has no substance at all.

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    King Size Reply:

    @myke, I wish ppl would stop calling it techno lls dats not wat its called, have u ever heard techno music?

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    USHER KING OF POP Reply:

    @King Size, he is an ignorant hoodrat so of course he would called it techno

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    csdklk Reply:

    @USHER KING OF POP, CRYING

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  3. Mentamir

    It’s catchy and I think it’s time for people to accept the type of artist Usher is. He’s not going to hit us with something that’s extremely fresh, but something that is going to sell in today’s industry. Usher is a great performer and one of the heavyweights in the pop industry. I respect him. The track is not my cup of tea, though.

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  4. King Size

    Love the bridge, can’t wait for da video

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  5. 21_Fresh

    I can’t wait his album !!!!!!

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  6. Lexx_Janay

    ughhhh Usher releases Climax now this pop ish…sooo disappointing in MY opinion

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    INCAS Reply:

    @Lexx_Janay, ugh! I thought for sure Usher was going in a better direction and then this……hmmm it will appeal to some people.. I guess he wants to release an album that will appeal to everyone. Just no please, I wish his new album was completely fresh like Climax.

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  7. Jordan Gabriel

    **stickin a finger in my mouth, tryna give my lunch back**

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  8. SE7ENINJAZ

    First Climax, now this? I’m definately more excited then ever now for Looking For Myself to come out. There’s something about Usher’s Pop songs I find so addicting.

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  9. USHER KING OF POP

    all the pressed Flop Brown stans should be worried about Fortune being delayed for the 75th time… instead of trying to downgrad Usher’s music.
    Usher is a global superstar, he has to release this type of music for his fans all around the world. This track is the perfect party sing now he just needs to dance like crazy in the video just like back in the day and it will be #1 forever.
    yall hoodrats as*es will be soon pleased with the rick ross collabo so let us enjoy the king of pop new single

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    Nina Reply:

    @USHER KING OF POP, King of Pop?! I love Usher too, but that title’s gone to Michael Jackson (R.I.P.) and NO ONE is going to take that title away from him.

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    UNeedHelp Reply:

    @USHER KING OF POP, First off this is only Fortune’s second time being delayed. Second off, you are a f*cking moron for saying Usher is the ‘King of Pop’ because he isn’t. MICHAEL is and always will be. Usher doesn’t even belong in the pop genre to be honest. He needs to stick to R&B.

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    tune Reply:

    @USHER KING OF POP, king of pop?! dumbass, Usher himself would never claim to be the king of pop

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  10. JUDGE

    NOOOOOOO! USHER, come on man. I was just saying the other day that I hope you dont start switching to this type of music. Guess I have to survive off of Confessions and Raymond V. Raymond (personal favs). If Tank does this ish…

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  11. Marc

    I really like Climax. This though? Not my thing, although a lot of white people are going to love it. I don’t see the problem with him expressing this dancey side of him. He’s been doing this for years. Always has a mixure.

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  12. Replay

    A really good Song, Usher has quality in his work and music.

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  13. Kam

    This is sh*t. I’m tired of everyone following this dance music trend. But I’m not just going to sit here and complain. I won’t be buying or listening to this kind of trash. I liked the Climax song but this no.

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  14. Philly11

    Very catchy and I’m a huge fan. I’ll give it a chance but i am a little dissapointed after climax

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  15. rob

    wait so after a great song like climax he releases this rubbish am dissapointed not even going to buy the album no more going to download it of hulk share

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  16. Foxx

    Ushers just trying to appeal to the world and he has another urban song coming out anyway…the song Yeah..was the first time he experimented and everybody loved it…now he’s making pop songs and a lot of ppl enjoy it…he dances.let him make songs to dance too

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  17. myke

    @kingsize it is euro-techno beats electro pop sound… i know what i am talking about. Thanks

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    King Size Reply:

    @myke, never heard of euro-techno, I’ve heard of euro-pop though. But I could be wrong so wateva

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  18. RiRi Fan

    No! Where did R&B go and die? This dance theme is washed. He should have taken this time to bring back true R&B.

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  19. Diego

    People always beggin for real r&b but funny that when artists like Jill melonie monica make real r&b and it ends up at bottom of charts peeps do not support so I applaud usher

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    619productions Reply:

    @Diego, its because the rnb beats tht some of our true RNB artist have suck to me like the producers are only interested in making dance tracks and when asked to do an RNB track its a rush job no creativity no roots in order for RNB to come back HARD they gotta have HARD beats EX. Jodeci, Silk, and many more back when teddy riley was making some dope tracks for the artist these new producers need to think outside the box i mean okay if you wanna make a dance track find a way to where it will connect with the rnb audience as well (climax) it doesnt have to be suber slow nor super fast and please not to repetitive but somewhere in the middle. thats all im saying.

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  20. 619productions

    the hook was the only thing that grabbed my attention, im sorry but i really am tired of the dance trance inspired music all the dj’s and producers these artist were inspired from i listend to when they were still underground and i was in middle school i gave tht genre its respect but 10 yrs later now tht the rest of the world is catching on its played out to me unless i can hear more songs like climax where they masterd the dance music fusion rnb im sorry to say this might be the first album frm usher i might not buy

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  21. Jay

    This ish is hott! I cant get down to this! Usher has evolved from the old days. I can still listen to his older jams like Make Me Wanna and My Way, but I’m lovin the new dance sound too. :)

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  22. Kemar

    I love it but I was falling in love with the style of R&B and electro mashup that was “Climax”.

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  23. Yas

    Now this is a man who knows what to put out!!

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  24. kevin

    Love this song such a Fist Pumping Club Banger! Their will be some R&B on the album as well don’t worry! This song is Fucking Sick and that drop slayed me! This will burn up the dance floors in the clubs! Very Euro-Dance! This by the way was produced by Max Martin.

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    Jizzie James Reply:

    @kevin, you’re epic!

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  25. @CoreyCyoBrown

    lol at those who refuse to accept that things inevitably change. I know we would like to think the music we grew up listening to is the best music and most of what comes out now is the worst…but that’s not the case. R&B, just like any other genre of music, is subject to evolve. It maybe subject to die off. How hard would we laugh if our parents ranted and requested for disco music to be resurrected?/lol It was good while it lasted but like most things in life that sound evolved. We don’t have disco in it’s purest form anymore. I don’t think R&B will completely die but it may not survive as a mainstream sound. I’m ok with that b/c Jill Scoot and all those completely R&B artist will still release music for us to buy. While buying their album I’ll be buying the pop music and newer forms of R&B that’s emerging and I enjoy. Yes, R&B has and is evolving into a different sound. Not quite the pure pop, electric sound but it isn’t the 90′s R. Kelly either. J. Sull and Miguel are perfect examples of what R&B is becoming… Also, Trey song’s Heart Attack is another song that captures the new sound. Either way, how about embracing change and stop getting angry at artist who are willing to evolve and not stay the same EXACT way. Anything that doesn’t change dies… retain your essence but always grow.

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    Trey Reply:

    @@CoreyCyoBrown, I think you summed this up the best way. I’m still resistant of this sound Usher has since I became a fan in the 8701/Confessions era. But your right about R&B changing. We dont have singers like we did 10 years ago, but I have to remind myself that its a cycle for every generation.

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  26. Dave

    Sounds like something left over from his last album. I wanted to say it reminded me of “DJ got us Fallin in Love” or something else I can’t remember. I accept Usher is an artist, but if you’re gonna do pop/dance songs make them more intriguing. This seems like the same stuff I’ve heard from other people offering pop/dance/electro songs, this “blends” right in, & that’s not cool. But don’t get it twisted, this new Usher album will be versatile. That’s why his 1st single was “Climax” a R&B song w/ electro-pop elements (production). & the assisted single with Rick Ross will probably be a urban song, I bet you.

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  27. Shion

    @CoreyCyoBrown Its not about not wanting to evolve and not excepting change, its about everybody and their mama in mainstream music doing the same type of sound with the same type of subject matter and calling it “art” and “revolutionary” when they are basically doing the same thing over and over. I , like I’m sure others are as well, dont mind artist trying and exploring other sounds. In fact I enjoyed the dance/techno/pop genres when it was still underground and believe me that sound was miles better than all this generic music out today. These artist could really take music to the next level while following the trends of the day but majority are not doing so. They are lazy and ppl like you are some of the main ones eating up all the crap they give you and accepting it just because you THINK this is the best they can give you. Well its not and we as a society should ALWAYS be critical of our world because if you stand for nothing you fall for anything.

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    619productions Reply:

    @Shion, Thank You i couldnt agree more

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  28. BEYSTAN

    AMAZING, I LOVE IT!

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  29. TRP

    I thought “Climax” was the return of his R&B music, of course he failed again. Just because everyone is doing it, doesn’t mean he should. Get over it Usher, your fans are late 20′s-30 year old R&B fans!

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    RoyalTprod Reply:

    @TRP, Yes yes yes…I’m 18 but his zone of music that doesn’t get old is his R&B. I don’t think he can top OMG. And this song will probally get old. He should just let the rest of his album be slow jams.Yeah Man! Lol

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    DenimJunkieKidd Reply:

    @TRP, I’m in my early 20′s, I’ve been listening to Usher since he came out and I still enjoy his old and NEW music…..People need to stop being so close minded, not all pop music is generic and not all R&B is pure art

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  30. jb

    That right to all write about Usher is big star of our time..

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  31. RoyalTprod

    Nah usher…this song is average u can have a dance song but I don’t think you can omg lol. We need more slow songs like climax.Thats one of your bet slow ones. And after awhile this ong Scream will get old. Slow songs really don’t especially when they aren’t made with radio play intentions. Like trading places or making love into the nite.Slow songs are your ultimate zone.

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  32. hero

    SELLOUT.

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  33. ladyrt23

    im so not impressed with this single…AT ALL!!! (now ooh baby baby that) i understand that pop is how original r&b artists make money these days. however, usher didn’t have to completely stop singing. his music is very reminiscent of chris brown’s.

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  34. DenimJunkieKidd

    I like the song, and like the fact that Usher didn’t use much auto tune…..I think this song and climax will dominate the urban and mainstream charts

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  35. Ice

    Love the beat, judging by the comments I expected the song to be bad, but Im as hyped for the album as ever!

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  36. Jay

    I hate electropop but I love this.

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  37. DJInVincible74

    People are still calling this type of music “techno”??? LoL…..talk about ignorance. That’s like calling “Climax” a Rap song.

    Anyways, this song is good. It is reminiscent of “DJ Got Us Falling In Love” and the Jimmy Joker Remix of “More” but it’s a good 2nd single.

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  38. Anthony

    I love usher, I don’t care I love usher now and then he’s still the man and always will be. Can’t wait for his new album.

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  39. TheDreamer

    Usher sounds way better doing r&b songs. These types of pop songs sound the same.

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  40. SdotB

    I love reading ALL the comments first and THEN listening to the songs because my initial expectations get lowered, and then get blown away b/c it didn’t seem nearly as bad as most made it out to be…

    Just like most of you who commented on here, I too am sooooo tired of the direction music is taking lately; everyone jumping on the “dance/euro/pop” bandwagon, nothing sounds original anymore…i know in general it’s disappointing to us “True 90′s r&b lovers”, but it’s something that we’ll have to accept, and let the direction of music change naturally over time (because it won’t always be like this)…

    On that note, it’s one thing to be ORIGINAL, and it’s another thing to EXECUTE WELL…and that’s what Usher did with this song…he Executed it really well!! I actually think this is one of his better dance tracks…it’s not just some random party song, he actually puts feeling and emotion into it; it still has an r&b influence to it…

    I think this song is something that will indeed grow on lots of people, especially when the vid comes out and we see some performances…i mean, when Chris Brown’s Yeah 3x’s came out, I was like “WTF?”, but then started to like it, and it’s a very successful song!! So let’s just give this a try…and I also believe Usher will deliver when the album comes out, he NEVER disappoints…he’s smart, and as a successful veteran, and living LEGEND, he knows the formula to staying relevant and successful, while providing quality music and performances at the same time. ; )

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  41. Rihanna Navy

    It’s okay… Kinda

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  42. JHP

    Everybody knows that R&B songs never become big hits anymore. The last R&B song that had any kind of major success was “Dueces” by Chris Brown, and that came out like 2 years ago. Chris Brown, Trey Songz, & Usher’s previous big hits have been Hip-Hop or Euro-Pop sounding songs. This isn’t like the era of Confessions, true R&B songs don’t do chart damage anymore. Usher did drop Climax on us, which is a quality song. This song is good for what it is, which is a dance-pop track. As long as his whole album doesn’t sound like this, yall shouldn’t get your panties in a bunch

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  43. wayne

    I love USHER, I will be buying his album but personally I was hoping for another 8701 or Confession like album :/ real R&B….oh well

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  44. 619productions

    we need jay z to do a death of dance song nuff said lol then half these artist will stop or at least make it better using it less something!!

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  45. Hugh

    NICE

    Usher is on it right now

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  46. @iAMOfficially

    He will always have classic Usher sound and melodies inhis music. I feel that vocally, he hasn’t strayed too far as an artist in that aspect! He can sing anything, and this song is another example that he CAN pull off this type of music. He’s not a sellout, he is exploring modern trends in music. It’s not a bg deal, he will have other records to come out with his R&B influenced tracks on his future release…trust me :) No worries.

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  47. Jizzie James

    sooo fucking epic!!!

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  48. Jizzie James

    sooooo freaking epic!!!!

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  49. @Outhere__

    Though it may be true that times are different, I still believe that Usher’s most successful album was “Confessions”, & it was a R&B album. No other Usher album has been more successful than that. It’s a pure classic & people still listen to it until this day. There is still money in R&B music. The problem is that hip hop/ R&B artists are now turning the art of hip hop & R&B into another trend of capitalism. They want more money & want to sell to all consumers possible. So fans of “real R&B” are dissatisfied when they hear their favorite artists sounding like pop robots. The problem is that artists aren’t willing to fight the labels. Some do though, & those are the ones that are respected more (i.e Jay-Z, Nas, Tupac, & etc.)

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