Jack Ü’s debut single “Take Ü There” introduced fans to the EDM supergroup supported by an excellent vocal assist from Kiesza. As it turns out, the track was actually intended for Usher. In a Genius annotation, Diplo recalls the track's origins. "I do a lot of beats for Usher. We initially made it for him with a fast, up-tempo beat, and he did a little vocal on it," he writes. "Then we recorded the song with Kiesza. We met her in Ibiza and I liked her show. She had a big hit at the time called 'Hideaway' and I loved her voice."
An interesting note to this discovery is that you can still hear Usher's voice on the track. "I actually think Usher’s voice is still in the beat somewhere—a high-pitched sound on the piano," recalls Diplo. If you remember, Diplo, Skrillex, and Usher were hard at work in the studio at the time, which Diplo later discussed in an interview with Hot 97. With Usher debuting new music on New Year's Eve, we can only hope 2016 will see the arrival of his new album and the results of those studio sessions with Jack Ü.