Usher - Climax Video Global Premiere now Live
USHER PREMIERES THE VIDEO FOR HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE “CLIMAX” AT 10.00 TODAY
“CLIMAX” TO PREMIERE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THE US, CANADA AND UK
WITH A 12 HOUR ONLINE EXCLUSIVE AT 10.00 GMT
The video for Usher’s brand new single “Climax” will be premiering simultaneously in the US, UK and Canada on VEVO.com as part of VEVO’s platform update.
Directed by Sam Pilling, this dramatic, highly-suspenseful and attention-gripping video was shot in Atlanta, and visually captures the energy and extreme intensity of Usher’s game-changing and “Sexxxxxxy” (Rolling Stone) lead single “Climax” from his forthcoming album due out later this spring.
The “Climax” premiere coincides with VEVO’s unveiling of a major platform update, revamping their VEVO .COM and VEVO apps for iPhone, Android and Facebook, offering viewers a more personal, social and innovative viewing experience.
"Climax," a genre defying track, is receiving exceptional critical response: NME calls is “…as subtle as it is unbelievable” and Pitchfork declares "Climax" "an exercise in the power of restraint, as Usher sings the woes of a romance stuck in limbo, alternating whispery falsettos and earnestly pained howls….Diplo shows uncharacteristic subtlety behind Usher's sentiment, with a beat that seems to hang suspended in midair.”
Usher has been ranked by the RIAA as one of the best-selling artists in music history, having sold over 43 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including seven Grammy Awards and was recently named the number one Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album Confessions being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade.