Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Music - JONATHON MO­RAN FU­TURE HIS­TORY ( al­bum) FIGHT FOR YOU ( sin­gle) are out now.

stars and put him in the same league as artists such as Usher.

He has spent a lot of time in Australia ( briefly dat­ing Lara Bin­gle) and sub­se­quently reaped the re­wards with hit af­ter hit on com­mer­cial ra­dio.

The last time E Guide caught up with Derulo, in Oc­to­ber, he sounded tired and as if he was go­ing through the mo­tions.

But this time around, pro­mot­ing his new sin­gle, Fight For You, he sounds fresh and ex­cited.

The ac­ci­dent, he says, forced him to ap­pre­ci­ate life, and his many suc­cesses, more than he has in the past.

‘‘ My dreams came true but I didn’t take a sec­ond to take that in and en­joy it,’’ he says.

Speak­ing from a Los An­ge­les record­ing stu­dio, Derulo is work­ing on new ma­te­rial with a third al­bum likely to be re­leased by the end of the year.

He says the ac­ci­dent has opened him up to a whole new world of creativ­ity.

In the past, he was more struc­tured when writ­ing songs.

Now, he’s find­ing the songs are com­ing to him . . . at all hours.

‘‘ They say that to write great songs, you have to live and ex­pe­ri­ence things and this whole near- death ex­pe­ri­ence has just opened so many new ideas and new con­cepts of what re­ally mat­ters in life to me.’’

Derulo was to bring his Fu­ture His­tory World Tour to Australia in April but be­cause of the ac­ci­dent was forced to can­cel all per­for­mances.

He’s not sure when he’ll tour here again, but is def­i­nitely keen to ven­ture our way soon, most likely for a hol­i­day.

‘‘ It’s my favourite place in the world. Hope­fully I’ll be there soon for a va­ca­tion. It’d be cool to just go and en­joy Australia for what it is and not be work­ing at the same time.’’


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