Jason Derulo – It Girl
Jason Derulo has packed a great deal into a very short time. At the age of 16 he was writing songs for esteemed artists such as Lil’ Wayne and Diddy. His eponymous debut album, released in 2010, spawned five hit singles and saw him support Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour. Now he’s readying his second LP, ‘Future History’, set to drop at the end of September.
The second release from his forthcoming record, ‘It Girl’ finds Jason Derulo in a loving mood. He’s met a lady and it’s just possible she could be the one. Being with her is better than winning a Grammy and he’d very much like it if she would give him ’25 to life’. All these sweet nothings are ably complemented by gently strummed guitars and Derulo’s pleasingly acrobatic vocals. As modern love songs go, ‘It Girl’ has all the bases covered. To its considerable credit, the song even resists the urge to throw in a near obligatory key change in the final chorus. Full marks, Mr Derulo.
In recording ‘Future History’, Derulo claims to have written somewhere in the region of 150 songs before settling on the final tracklist. “’Future History’ is my greatest accomplishment thus far in my life,” he told Direct Lyrics. “I’m not going to mention the collaborations, because there’s a huge surprise. But there are so many different faces on this album; it goes from straight urban to having super pop, and having rock influence, to having euro-dance influence. It has something for everybody, and it’s really exciting because I feel like I’ve never done something this great.”