Just in time for summer, Usher links up with Tyga on “California.” The laid-back groove, which debuted during tonight’s finale of NBC’s “Songland,” was written by Ester Dean and Ryan Cam, who won the second season of the songwriting competition series.
The R&B veteran, who’s been quarantine at home, yearns to reunite with his girl on the West Coast. “Wish you was on my time, wish you was by my side / We’d be getting lit right now, sippin’ D’Usse right now,” sings Usher on the breezy bop. “But if we wasn’t locked down right now / We’d be turning up right now.”
And Cali is the mission. “How they doin’ it in California? / I wanna change the scene / Let me come and join ya / Stretched out at the Hotel California,” he adds before Tyga puts it down for his hometown.