By Kevin Rutherford
Need a smooth R&B jam for your weekend? Usher’s got you covered like the nice guy he is.
The singer’s new song “I Don’t Mind” is out (via RapRadar), and the Juicy J-featuring track finds the singer adoring the object of his affection with a fairly apathetic air — in that he doesn’t care what she does because she’s “money.”
“I Don’t Mind” features fairly sparse production — little more than a drum machine and an occasional keyboard/synth hit — and lyrics tackling Usher’s love affair with a woman who appears to be a stripper — “I don’t mind if you dance on a pole / Don’t make you a ho,” he sings.
Juicy J pops up for his obligatory verse, but the focus here is Usher’s soulful croon, which sometimes enters its higher register but mostly remains in a lower, perhaps sexier, tone.
The track is the newest Usher song for 2014, following “Good Kisser” last month.
His eighth studio album does not have much of anything attached to it at the moment — no release date, no name. However, with two songs now out from his camp, news on that front could be coming soon.