Usher knows that if a woman is a good kisser that there’s usually plenty more good stuff where that came from. In the video for his new song, “Good Kisser,” he extols the virtues of a woman, who “nobody kiss it like you.” What “it” is is up to you and your imagination.

The clip is very sexy without being overly graphic —in fact that only one appearing topless is Usher as he pounds on the drums (there’s really nothing he can’t do, is there?)

Usher’s been around the world and kissed a lot of girls by his own admission in this slow groove of a song that is all about setting a mood more than creating a catchy ear worm. Usher shows off his falsetto skills and his dancing skills in the clip.

Usher stretches boundaries more than most artists and here he’s mixing up the R&B with a little alternative feel with some nice percussion. “Good Kisser” is the first single from his next studio album, out this fall.


Melinda Newman is the former West Coast Bureau Chief for Billboard Magazine with more than 15 years of music industry experience. She also covers entertainment for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Variety, MSN, AOL and other outlets.