I never thought the day would come that I'd gush over an Usher track. But “Dat Girl Right There” (who hasn't had similar complex thoughts?) featuring Ludacris and produced by Rich Harrison is amazing—sonically anyway. The electronic backing is ominous and strident, something you're more likely to encounter on a Conrad Schnitzler LP than in a chart-bound R&B tune. It's a coming attraction for Usher's next album, which is due out in 2008.
I was hoping to post the video to the song, but Zomba Records yanked it off YouTube.
Usher appears at Macy's in Lakewood Friday Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. I'm not sure if he's performing or just going shopping.