After some delays, changes, and push-backs, Usher’s forthcoming new album is finally set for release this September.

The album has changed titles from Flawed to ‘Hard II Love’ and will be available for pre-order on iTunes at midnight. The project’s official artwork is pictured above — and it’s hideous.

The new album, Hard II Love, the follow-up to 2012’s Looking 4 Myself. It’s out September 16 via RCA, and features the previously released songs “No Limit” (with Young Thug) and “Crash.” He has also shared two new album cuts, “Missin U” and “Champions.” The latter comes from the new film Hands of Stone, in which Usher plays legendary boxer “Sugar” Ray Leonard. Hear the new songs, see the Hard II Love artwork, and watch a trailer for Hands of Stone below.


Usher – Missin’ U

Usher – Champions