If the past two years have taught singer Jason Derulo anything, it’s probably this: You Only Live Once.
After suffering a neck fracture during rehearsal in 2012, the “Ridin’ Solo” crooner was forced to cancel his tour. Thankfully, the unexpected time off gave Derulo an opportunity to continue to work on his music — and release the Tattoos EP. He’s since released his biggest hit yet, “Talk Dirty,” and is preparing to release a full length album of the same name.
"After I fractured my neck, I was like 'Man, life is too short, I just gotta be myself and live my life' ... I'm gonna have a good time and not take everything so seriously," Derulo recently told MTV.com. “I love what I do, but for so long, I was trying to be somebody that I wasn't. When it was show time, I had to put my Jason Derulo mask on ... it was like 'Okay, now it's Jason Derulo time.’”
Elaborating on this theme, Derulo said the new album will show all aspects of his personality, from sensitive to sensual, and all that falls in between. It will also serve to bridge the gap between his past and his future.
"A lot of the album is fun, a lot of it is upbeat, feel-good music, but there is an emotional portion to the album too; it morphs in a lot of different ways," Derulo explained.
In regard to what’s next, Derulo is already talking about his next single, “Wiggle,” which features Snoop Dogg.
"It's the most excited I've been about a song I wrote in my entire career,” Derulo said. “I've been performing it on the road, even though I'm not supposed to, but like I told you, you only live one time."
Tell us in the comments: What are you most looking forward to hearing on Talk Dirty?