Quiet storm gets a freaky sci-fi makeover on the Diplo-produced "Climax," which sets Usher’s plaintively pleading falsetto atop a shape-shifting landscape of clicks, hisses, whooshes and bass-y synth gurgles. The title suggests a booty-call anthem, and while the lush sound might have its uses in the boudoir, this is really a breakup lament. "Where are you now, when I need you around?/I'm on my knees, but it seems we’re going nowhere fast/We've reached the climax," Usher concedes, grieving for a relationship that's passed the point of no return.
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