We finally have a release date for Usher’s new album. Initially titled Flawed, the project has been renamed Hard II Love and is set to drop Sept. 16. The album pre-order is currently available on New Zealand’s iTunes, which reveals the project will boast 15 total songs.
Usher’s previously released singles “No Limit” featuring Young Thug, “Crash,” and “Champions” will all be included on the project. If you’re not familiar, “Champions” is the theme song for the Roberto Duran biopic, Hands of Stone, which co-stars Usher as iconic professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. There is also a track titled “Missin U” and a still-untitled track that will feature Future.
Usher already dropped the video for “No Limit,” which boasts appearances from Thug, Gucci Mane, and Ty Dolla $ign. The dance-heavy video has Usher handling most of the synchronized dance moves and the record makes a clear nod to Master P’s 1997 classic “Make ‘Em Say Uhh.” There’s also the recently released “No Limit” remix that features Master P along with Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, and A$AP Ferg.
As far as the rest of the album, we will have to wait until Usher drops more tracks or shares the album’s full tracklist to see who else collaborated with Usher in the studio. Previously, he confirmed he had written songs with The-Dream and Ty Dolla $ign, so it’s likely we’ll see them show up.