The Confessions crooner and judge on NBC's The Voice has released the first single, "Good Kisser", from his upcoming, as-yet-untitled album, which is due this fall.
And one thing is clear: He's into locking lips.
"A kiss is everything," the Grammy winner, 35, reveals to PEOPLE. "You can always tell there's something great about a person from the way they kiss. If they can't kiss, you're like, 'Oh no, this is not going to work.' "
So what does the sexy R&B singer, who is known for his swagger and stroll, think makes a good kiss?
"The wetter, the better," he says. "[But] it has to be electrifying from the first touch – you know it's incredible."
Of course, there's a lot more that goes into seducing the crooner, who – when prodded whether or not he's single – would only tease, "I'm not married."
Some other dos? "I can always tell a lot about a woman by the way she dresses, and the way she walks," he says. "It doesn't have to be scantily clad, that's always a sign for me."
Another plus for the crooner? "Lipstick is very important for me," he says. "I love a woman with nice lipstick."
But, Usher warns, "a pet peeve of mine is when a woman has makeup on her teeth. It's always funny – you'll be in the middle of a conversation and she's so sexy, [but] when she gets that little smudge on her teeth, it's a wrap."
Still, the singer readily admits that romantic chemistry isn't an exact science.
"There is always mystery," Usher muses. "So I hope you find the magic in it."
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Warning – contains profanity