There’s no mistaking it: Usher and Summer Walker call Atlanta home. And the proof is in the music video for their duet, “Come Thru.”
The singers released the visual earlier this week, following the single’s October release. The accompanying visual shows several odes to the city the performers consider their hometown.
Directed by Atlanta-based Lacey Duke, the clip features Walker and Usher at 285 Flea Market in Decatur. Opening with a pair of muscle cars doing doughnuts outside the mart, Summer is seen singing on top of one of the vehicles before standing next to it with the song’s producer, London on Da Track. He also hails from Atlanta.
Usher’s scenes begin from inside the store, where he’s dancing with a woman. Afterward, he stands outside the store next to a decked-out white muscle car with longtime collaborator and Atlanta resident Jermaine Dupri, who also produced the song.
Much like the lyrics say, Usher and Walker appear to be out late — a quarter after 2 a.m. — amid low lights and billowing smoke.
Duke sang Walker’s praises when she posted footage of the video on her Instagram page.
“I remember not too long ago you were cleaning houses during the day and dancing at night and we had actual music videos out and I was like ‘girl you’re really special and I support you but you have too many jobs lol’ Look how far you’ve come! You know I’m proud of you,” the director said.
She also confirmed Usher performed some choreography from the video from his 1997 song, “You Make Me Wanna...,” which “Come Thru” samples.
“I definitely asked Usher to do the exact choreography from You Make Me Wanna cause I’m...weird,” Duke said.
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