Surprise! Usher Dropped Hard II Love Ahead of Release Date on Tidal

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After leaving fans jonesing for new music with just the trickle of occasional singles for the past four years, Usher finally dropped his new album Hard II Love a full three days ahead of the September 16 scheduled release date. Hard II Love, which is Usher's eighth studio album and his most recent since 2012's Looking 4 Myself, features 15 tracks including the previously released "Crash," "No Limit" (featuring Young Thug), "Missin U," and, from the Usher-starring boxing movie Hands of Stone, "Champions." The album is a true return to form for the R&B artist, complete with falsetto crooning and sexy bed-thumping beats, and it arrived for streaming on Tidal at midnight on Tuesday. Hear it below.