Usher striking while iron is hot with new album and single, 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love' | EW.com

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Usher striking while iron is hot with new album and single, 'DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love'

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usher-concertImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosR&B stud Usher found his pop sweet spot with his will.i.am-produced smash “OMG.” Before being unseated by Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” last month it was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks. Now it seems that he’s got another hit on his hands, set to burn up radios next week. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” is the first single from Versus, his forthcoming conceptual sequel to his March album, Raymond v. Raymond.

The Max Martin-produced cut boasts has a synth bass line with a serious Miami club vibe. (And Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull, is featured rapping in the blend of English, Spanish, and slang only he can only get away with.) Lyrically, this song isn’t much special. It’s simply a fun record about the DJ spinning the right tunes to get the party going.

“DJ” was released online this morning, and will be serviced to radio next Monday (July 12). For now you can hear it at his website. While the eight-track Versus hits stores August 24.  What do you think of it? Are you ready for his new album? Let us know.

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