While even he admits it could be a “double entendre,” Usher says his new single is more so about reaching a climatic point in a relationship, not a sexual experience.
“It’s not about sex. It’s about an out-of-control experience, when a person has reached the peak of that experience,” Usher told V-103 this week.
Explaining the Diplo produced song further, the Grammy winner says “It’s really about the ultimate experience, or lack there of, or finale of an experience of love and life. When you’re in a relationship and it’s kinda reached the climax of where it could go, you gotta let it go if you’re not gonna commit and that’s what the song’s about.”
A rising single, “Climax” leads Usher’s as-yet-untitled seventh studio album, due for release late-Spring.
Released last week, the track had been pushed up by his label due to an overwhelming response from fans. “Climax” is also going strong at radio, becoming the #1 most added record at Urban radio over the last week.