Usher’s Heartfelt Narrative Unfolds in “Ruin” Featuring Pheelz

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In a compelling fusion of R&B and Afrobeats, Usher unveils his latest single, “Ruin,” featuring Nigerian singer Pheelz. This emotionally charged track is a precursor to his forthcoming album, Coming Home, adding another layer to the multifaceted soundscape that Usher is set to explore.

Produced by Pheelz, “Ruin” immediately captivates with its infectious groove. Usher takes center stage, navigating the complexities of a failed relationship with a silky vocal delivery. Despite the heartbreak, the track resonates with a sense of closure, as Usher embraces the single life without hesitation.

The chorus echoes Usher’s sentiments of moving forward, singing, “Bye-bye, good riddance for the last time / So you can try, try, maybe get it right next time / Different timeline, maybe then you can be mine / You ruined me for everybody.”

Pheelz joins the narrative in the second verse, adding his own flavor to the tale of heartache. His soulful vocals express the journey of self-discovery, singing, “I be learnin’ tricks where you put the money / ‘Cause back then I was very lonely / I still am, I’m just tryna find peace every day / My heart is on holiday.”

“Ruin” isn’t just a standalone track; it comes bundled with five remixes and an instrumental version, showcasing the versatility of the composition. This release follows Usher’s previous singles, “Good Good” featuring Summer Walker and 21 Savage, “Risk It All” featuring H.E.R., and the “Standing Next to You (Remix)” with Jung Kook.

All these tracks are building anticipation for Usher’s ninth studio album, Coming Home, scheduled for release on February 9. The album, a collaboration between Usher’s mega imprint and Larry Jackson’s gamma company, promises a diverse lineup, including features by The-Dream, Burna Boy, and Latto. Coming Home marks Usher’s return since his 2016 album, Hard II Love, released on RCA Records.

To elevate the excitement, Usher is set to headline Apple Music’s Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 11. As “Ruin” unfolds as a poignant chapter, it sets the stage for a compelling musical journey that fans can expect from Usher’s upcoming album.

Listen to Usher’s latest release, “Ruin,” featuring Pheelz