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Usher and Tyga have teamed up for a new single entitled “California,” which is right on time for summer. “California” debuted during the finale of NBC’s Songland and was penned by Ester Dean and Ryan Cam, who won the second season of the songwriting competition series.

“Wish you was on my time, wish you was by my side / We’d be getting lit right now, sippin’ D’Usse right now,” Usher sings on the laid back mid-tempo track. “But if we wasn’t locked down right now / We’d be turning up right now.”

 “How they doin’ it in California? / I wanna change the scene / Let me come and join ya / Stretched out at the Hotel California,” Usher continues before Tyga raps his verse. Back in April, Usher collaborated with Ludacris and Lil Jon on “SexBeat.” That single was the follow up to the R&B veteran’s “Don’t Waste My Time” featuring Ella Mai. Usher is currently working on his forthcoming album, which will be the follow up to 2016’s  Hard II Love.

Usher's Lyric Video for "California" - Songland 2020

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