Today (Feb. 9), Usher unveiled his ninth studio LP, COMING HOME, a 20-song offering with additional appearances from Burna Boy, 21 Savage, Summer Walker, Latto, The Dream and more. The project was led by “Ruin” and “Good Good,” the latter of which peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“COMING HOME is an ode to going back to your roots, whatever or wherever that may be,” said the R&B icon. “I’m coming home to where I’m comfortable in being exactly who I am right now. My hope is that you identify with the new album no matter where you are or what you’re going through, too.”
Longtime friend, mentor and collaborator L.A. Reid added, “Usher’s latest album, COMING HOME, is a testament to his artistry and evolution as a musician. With each track, he invites listeners on a journey of self-discovery and reflection. Usher’s unparalleled talent shines through in every note, making COMING HOME a must-listen for fans old and new.”
Usher’s new album arrives just ahead of his highly anticipated Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, which takes place at the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium this Sunday (Feb. 11). As REVOLT previously reported, he reflected on Sin City and his past residency there.
“I went to Las Vegas with only the belief that people would come because nobody was going anywhere,” he recalled. “You have to understand how much of an unwavering belief a person had to have to put together a show after a year of nobody going anywhere and everybody being afraid to be outside for fear of catching COVID or endangering themselves and their families. So, the fact that I did that was just truly a matter of belief, and that belief was all positive. So that moment, that night, I get to finally celebrate in the belief that I could come to Las Vegas and do something that was magical.”