Usher covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine, set to hit newsstands on May 7th.
The 33-year-old entertainer, who on May 20th will be performing at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, opens up in the publication about his love for electronic music, his reason for debuting “Climax” via Twitter, his upcoming studio album and more.
Looking For Myself, Usher’s seventh album, is slated for a June 12th release date.
On his electronic music: “Electronic music has given me a new story, a new opportunity to build something I think a mass audience will understand.”
On debuting “Climax” on Twitter: “I really wanted to offer the greatest courtesy to my fans first—they are ultimately who brought me to this point, and I want to make sure they understand my journey. Twitter is kind of like my outboard communication, one of the places I’ve chosen to speak directly to my fans.”
On his new album, Looking for Myself: “The cool thing about Diplo and the thing that made me want to work with him is that you can’t put him in a specific category or a box. He does everything. That represents what this album is. This album doesn’t fit into a specific box. It is an all-world experience that gives you a multitude of genres, a multitude of experiences: electric soul, revolutionary pop, classic, new tradition, dance, tech. And it brings me to more of a relevant place.”