I Care for U

Album: Looking 4 Myself (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Usher told Reuters about this cut: "That song is my heart," he said. "Saying 'I care for you' is like saying 'I love you' without saying those words. I think those can be dangerous words so I had to find a creative way to say it without saying it. 'I love you' can be scary, it can be dangerous."
  • Usher penned this song with Nathaniel "Danja" Hills who has hit singles by such artists as Nelly Furtado, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on his resume.
  • This is one of several tracks on Looking 4 Myself for which Usher created storyboards of different periods in his life, which represented the different emotions that he went through. "I would always look at those pictures," he explained to UK newspaper The Sun, "to these huge boards that had random cut-outs of photos and pictures, and articles.

    I wasn't in such a positive place at the time," he continued, "so I went back to the beginning and remembered the first relationship, the first time that I talked about love, you know, those different emotions."

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