Diplo and Usher Collaborate Again on “Go Missing”
Last year, Diplo and Usher’s collaboration “Climax” was a hit on the R&B charts and a perfect electronic-pop merging. To continue their success, the two artists recorded another collaboration, “Go Missing,” which came out over the past week and roughly a year after “Climax.”
Two aspects differentiate this effort from their previous one. “Climax” had a hazy, light quality to it, with Diplo uncharacteristically lying off the bass. Instead, Diplo takes a heavier approach with his production this time, creating a lower, more ominous foundation for Usher’s well-known falsetto.
The second is the lyrics. Usher, around the time “Climax” came out, was adamant about the song’s implications. In fact, in spite of the title’s name and Usher’s past history of lyrical sexual innuendo, “Climax” was altogether nonsexual. “Go Missing,” on the other hand, is overt with its sexual nature, even getting lyrically explicit as the song’s narrator convinces a female alone at a club to “go missing.”
About the track, Usher tweeted: "You loved what I gave you last Valentine's #Climax So here is 'Special delivery from the cloud'Happy Valentine's Day!,"
If you haven’t heard the track, listen to it here:
Although Usher doesn’t, yet, appear to have a follow-up in the works to Looking 4 Myself, Diplo is gearing up for his second Major Lazer release. The album, Free the Universe, is scheduled for a February 19 release on Mad Decent/Download and features a wide range of collaborators, including Santigold, Flux Pavilion, Peaches, Ezra Koenig, and Wyclef Jean. A world tour is scheduled to follow.
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