Conversations Zane Lowe and Usher - Apple Music

Published on February 20th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Usher Opens Up to Zane Lowe About His Journey and New Album “Coming Home”

Hats off and salute to Zane Lowe for one of the best conversations I’ve heard thus far this year, here’s a take on the interview highlights from his recent segment with Usher. Fresh off his electrifying Super Bowl performance, Usher invited Zane Lowe into his Las Vegas rehearsal space for an intimate conversation about his latest album, “Coming Home.” In this exclusive interview, the R&B icon delves deep into pivotal moments of his career and personal life, offering fans a rare glimpse into the mind of one of today’s most iconic entertainers. Powered by Apple Music, Zane, and Usher may find this conversation for the Zane Lowe Show to be one of the essential benchmarks in the media journey for this dynamo as he opens up like never before.

From Humble Beginnings to Center Stage

Reflecting on his journey, Usher shares with Lowe the moment he first recognized his calling to be on stage, a realization that has fueled his passion and drive throughout his illustrious career. Despite his numerous accolades, including countless hit singles and albums, Usher reveals that the absence of a GRAMMY win for his groundbreaking album “Confessions” still weighs heavily on his mind.

Inspiration from Legends

Drawing inspiration from legendary figures like Michael Jordan, Usher discusses how iconic leaders have influenced his own artistic journey. Fondly reminiscing about his friendships with the late Michael Jackson and Prince, Usher pays tribute to their enduring legacies and the impact they’ve had on him both personally and professionally.

Reclaiming Identity and Finding Love

In a candid moment, Usher opens up about his decision to reclaim and redefine his name, shedding light on the deeply personal journey of overcoming the absence of his father. He also reflects on his transformative path to redemption, revealing how he found solace and love in his wife, Jennifer Goicochea, after navigating through self-destructive tendencies.

A Journey of Redemption and Reflection

As Usher prepares to unveil “Coming Home” to the world, his conversation with Zane Lowe offers a poignant reflection on the highs and lows of his remarkable career. With his trademark candor and introspection, Usher invites listeners to join him on a journey of redemption, resilience, and ultimately, finding his way back home.

More About the Zane Lowe Show

On his namesake show and New Music Daily, Apple Music 1’s flagship shows, host Zane Lowe brings users unparalleled music knowledge with headline interviews, breaking news, and emerging music from around the globe every day. It’s become the world’s go-to for the best brand-new music, sure, but it’s also popular music’s premier confessional booth: Day after day, Zane—who’s also Apple Music’s global creative director and co-head of artist relations—gets the biggest, most elusive superstars, from Justin Bieber to Taylor Swift to Kanye West, to let their guards down—laughs, tears, and news-making quotes are the norm.

The show is updated daily and you can find it here

Photos courtesy of the Zane Lowe Show and Apple Music


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