Jason Derulo Discusses The Many Sides of His New Album, 'Tattoos'

10/01/2013
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(Radio.com) "Some songs on the album are difficult to listen to at times," Jason Derulo told Radio.com of his latest release, Tattoos, which dropped last week (Sept. 24). "There is a very emotional part of an album. When you hear those songs, they take you back to that dark moment that you don't necessarily like to be in."

Like the art that runs up his neck on the album cover, Derulo didn't want to hide any aspect of his life on Tattoos. One of these "dark moments," was showcased in title track "Tattoo." Derulo said every relationship goes through its ups and downs, including him, and he decided to write about it all, the good and the bad.

The "Marry Me" singer wrote over 300 songs throughout the recording process, which he whittled down to five for his EP in the U.S. Originally planned as a 12-song album, international fans saw the complete LP drop last Monday (Sept 23).

In an interview earlier this year with Radio.com, Derulo explained that his life is revealed on each song of his release. "I'm very, very honest on this album," he told Radio.com.

In addition to being very honest, Derulo said he wanted to made sure his release was a "roller coaster ride" for listeners. "I wanted to be sure that the album was a roller coaster ride, that every single song was totally different from the last," he explained. "My first album was written when I was 19-years-old. I wanted to be sure this album was far different from that one, to make sure that the growth was present. I'm 23 now. I really wanted this album to be a direct representation of who I am. I didn't want to hide anything. This album, I wanted to tell a story."

And the EP does tell a story. Tattoos covers every stage and emotion a relationship can bring, from the excitement of the honeymoon period on "The Other Side," to the fun "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz and the inevitable end on "Tattoo" and "Marry Me." Read the rest of the interview here.

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