Ahead of the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show, Apple Music released a captivating nostalgia-driven trailer for Usher’s performance. The trailer teases a spectacle that has been “30 years in the making.” The minute-long clip, unveiled on Friday, provides a sneak peek into what fans can expect during his highly-anticipated show at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, on February 11.
The trailer skillfully weaves together a tapestry of Usher’s iconic track “Yeah!” from his 2004 album “Confessions.” Opening with a gospel choir reciting the memorable opening line, the trailer features fans of all ages, marching bands, dance troupes, and celebrity appearances from the likes of LeBron James, J Balvin, and BTS’ Jung Kook. The cleverly constructed clips include everything from Usher’s old performance footage to a squeaky oven door mimicking the song’s lead synth riff.
Usher, who was announced as the headlining act for the Super Bowl Halftime Show in September, expressed his excitement in a statement, calling it “an honor of a lifetime” to check off a Super Bowl performance from his bucket list. The Grammy-winning R&B artist is set to bring his greatest hits to the stage, celebrating his legacy and passion for music.
Notably, the trailer also serves as a teaser for Usher’s upcoming ninth studio album, “Coming Home,” scheduled for release on February 9, just two days before the big game. The album, featuring collaborations with artists like Summer Walker and 21 Savage. A full track list has yet to be revealed, though the album is also expected to feature Usher and Jung Kook’s recent collaboration “Standing Next to You” remix, as well as “Risk It All,” Usher and H.E.R.’s duet from the Color Purple soundtrack.
The Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show is part of a multi-year partnership between the NFL, Roc Nation, and Apple Music. Super Bowl LVIII is slated to air on CBS, Nickelodeon, and Univision, with live streaming available on Paramount+, NFL+, and Vix.