Usher & Pheelz Drop Ruin, An Afrobeats Influenced Single

by Alex Harris

5th February, 2024

Usher & Pheelz Drop Ruin, An Afrobeats Influenced Single

Usher has once again captured the spotlight with his latest single, Ruin, featuring the Nigerian producer Pheelz. Released on February 2, 2024. This collaboration marks a significant moment in Usher’s illustrious career as he makes a comeback.

This track is a part of Usher’s much-anticipated album “Coming Home,” set to release on February 9, 2024. Usher’s journey back to the forefront of the music industry has been nothing short of spectacular. From his viral moments during a successful Vegas residency to his hit single Good Good with Summer Walker and 21 Savage, Usher has been steadily building momentum. His participation in the “Standing Next To You” remix with BTS member Jung Kook and the announcement of his headlining performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show further cemented his return.

The Fusion of Sounds in Ruin

By teaming up with Pheelz, known for his work with Afrobeats giants like Davido and Olamide, Usher has embraced a sound that complements his iconic style. The track showcases Usher’s virtuosic falsetto, woven seamlessly into the rhythmic and melodic tapestry of Afrobeats, without losing the essence of what makes an Usher song resonate with so many.

The Lyrics of Ruin: A Story of Lost Love and Moving On

The lyrics of Ruin delve into the theme of heartbreak, with Usher expressing the pain of being left scarred by a past love. They convey a deep sense of betrayal and the difficulty of moving on. Pheelz’s verse adds a layer of introspection, reflecting on personal growth and the quest for peace amidst emotional turmoil.

The Visual Storytelling of Ruin

The music video for Ruin, directed by the renowned Dave Meyers, adds layers of depth to the song’s narrative. Meyers, who previously collaborated with Usher on the iconic “U Remind Me” video, brings his visionary approach to Ruin. The video, set in a lavish residence, begins with Usher bidding farewell to past lovers and culminates in a tender moment with his daughter. This visual transition mirrors the song’s emotional journey, highlighting themes of love, loss, and personal growth.

Coming Home: A Star-studded Album

Ruin is a precursor to Usher’s highly anticipated album “Coming Home,” set to release shortly after his Super Bowl performance. The album promises a rich tapestry of collaborations, including tracks with Burna Boy, Latto, The-Dream, and H.E.R., offering a glimpse into the diverse sounds and stories Usher aims to explore. The inclusion of Ruin in the album’s lineup signifies the importance of this single in Usher’s current musical chapter.

The Impact of Ruin on Usher’s Legacy

With Ruin, Usher demonstrates his unparalleled ability to evolve with the times while staying true to his roots. The song is not just a foray into Afrobeats; it’s a bridge between Usher’s past and future, showcasing his versatility and enduring appeal. As Usher continues to navigate the ever-changing landscape of music, “Ruin” stands as a powerful reminder of his artistry and the emotional depth he brings to his work.

Usher & Pheelz Ruin song cover
Usher & Pheelz Ruin song cover

In conclusion, Ruin by Usher, featuring Pheelz, is a pivotal moment in Usher’s career, marking his embrace of global sounds and his continuous reinvention as an artist. As fans eagerly await the release of “Coming Home,” Ruin serves as a compelling preview of what’s to come from this music icon.

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Usher & Pheelz Ruin Lyrics

Verse 1: USHER
Babe, you broke me and took your time with it
Babe, you gave me all these memories that I regret
All I can do is congratulate
You ruined me for everybody (Ooh)
Yeah, you ruined me for everybody (Ooh, ooh)

Chorus: USHER
Wake up in the mornin’
A different girl be on my line
Constantly be callin’ every day, I still decline
See? This exactly what you did
You ruined me for everybody
You ruined me for everybody, ooh

Post-Chorus: USHER
Bye-bye, good riddance for the last time
So you can try, try, maybe get it right next time
Different timeline, maybe then you can be mine
You ruined me for everybody
You ruined me for everybody, ooh

Verse 2: Pheelz & USHER
I be learnin’ tricks where you put the money
‘Cause back then I was very lonely
I still am, I’m just tryna find peace every day
My heart is on holiday

Still gives me sleepless nights
Sometimes I wonder how
It happened all of a sudden
You’re all with me for everybody

Chorus: USHER
I wake up in the mornin’
A different girl be on my line
Constantly be callin’ me, I just don’t reply
See? This exactly what you did
You ruined me for everybody
You ruined me for everybody, woah

Post-Chorus: USHER
Bye-bye, good riddance for the last time (For the last time)
So you can try, try (Try, try, try), maybe get it right next time (Maybe get it right)
Different timeline, maybe then you can be mine (Then you can be mine)
You ruined me for everybody
You ruined me for everybody, ooh
Bye-bye, good riddance for the last time (Ooh, for the last time)
So you can try, try (Oh), maybe get it right next time (You can get it right)
Different timeline, maybe then you can be mine (Oh)
You ruined me for everybody
You ruined me for everybody

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