Usher is coming out with a new album titled COMING HOME, his first full-length release in eight years.
The announcement was made on social media, accompanied by the full list of tracks and featured artists. COMING HOME will be composed of 20 tracks, and has features from BTS member Jungkook on a remix of “Standing Next To You,” Filipino-American singer H.E.R on “Risk It All,” rapper 21 Savage and Summer Walker on “Good Good,” and Latto on “A-Town Girl.”
COMING HOME was first announced in December of last year. The album will go live on all streaming platforms this February 9, with pre-orders available now. In the caption for the announcement, Usher wrote, “[You have] been asking…so I had to deliver.” Merchandise such as clothing items and box sets are also available for pre-orders now.
The collaboration with Jungkook was released last year, in December. The original version of “Standing Next To You” was included in Jungkook’s latest album, GOLDEN. The remix with Usher followed David Guetta’s remix to “Seven”, and Justin Timberlake’s remix to “3D.” The track was recorded before Jungkook left for his mandatory military service last December 12, accompanying fellow BTS members RM, V, and Jimin in that same month.
Last month, Usher premiered the music videos for “Risk It All” featuring H.E.R and “Standing Next To You (Remix)” with Jungkook. In the description for the music video for “Risk It All,” Usher wrote, ““Risk It All” is a captivating track produced and written by H.E.R. and renowned songwriter Jimmy Napes. H.E.R.’s signature, compelling lyricism and impassioned production are put on display through velvety, soaring vocals that tug at the heartstrings. The song brings together these two award-winning superstars for a special collaboration that encapsulates the raw emotion and enduring strength of The Color Purple’s film’s narratives: risk, love and liberation.”
It was originally part of an album compilation of music from and inspired by the film and musical, The Color Purple.
While waiting for the album to release, check out the music video for “Risk It All” by Usher featuring H.E.R. below.