Derulo prom­ises his fans an ex­cit­ing year

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JA­SON Derulo will re­lease a new al­bum this year and has promised his fans he has a num­ber of ex­cit­ing num­bers in the off­ing.

The 27-year-old US singer – whose last re­lease was 2015’s Every­thing is 4 – is this year pre­par­ing for the re­lease of his fifth al­bum, which he has been work­ing on at his home, and he has promised fans a num­ber of ex­cit­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions.

He told Bill­board mag­a­zine: “I’ve been record­ing at my house, and it has been a much more com­fort­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m ex­cited to share with you all my ups, downs, highs and my lows.

“Also, I got to work with a lot of amaz­ing artists. This year is ours.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to a fresh start (in the new year). There was so much neg­a­tiv­ity in the world in 2016. We can start fresh, putting love first.

“We can’t let our na­tion be run by racism, greed and ab­hor­rence.”

How­ever, Ja­son re­vealed he also planned to take some time out for him­self this year, fol­low­ing his split from Daphne Joy in Au­gust af­ter six months of dat­ing.

He said: “Life is short, so I want to ex­pe­ri­ence as much as I can be­fore and share those mo­ments with the peo­ple I love.”

Mean­while, it was likely that one of the col­lab­o­ra­tors on Ja­son’s new al­bum could be Scot­tish DJ Calvin Har­ris.

He pre­vi­ously re­vealed the pair were keen to work on mu­sic to­gether once they could find some time in both of their busy sched­ules.

Derulo said: “We’ve been in con­tact and Calvin and I are in­ter­ested in work­ing to­gether. How­ever, it’s just find­ing the right time and the right song. We both have busy sched­ules.”

The pair were in­tro­duced by their mu­tual friend DJ Hard­well, who has pre­vi­ously worked with both the artists on sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions.

Derulo said: “Hard­well and I did Fol­low Me, and I love the whole EDM (elec­tronic dance mu­sic) vibe.”

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