Jason Derulo – If It Ain’t Love

Being a hit maker of course ensures great visibility and notoriety to an artist, but to get a very strong success only with singles (unfortunately I would say) does not ensure a solid foundation for a career, and the risk is to collapse very easily. This is exactly what is facing Jason Derulo lately.

Amazing dancer and good singer, Jason has dominated the R&B charts for years with hits like Talk Dirty or Wiggle. However, for the promotion of his fourth album Everything is 4, something has changed. For the first time, the good success of the lead single Want To Want Me has completely obscured the following songs, forcing Derulo to find solutions and to jump on a new musical genre for him: urban. Big mistake Jason!

Because of the bad critics for his urban experiment with the single Naked, Derulo decided to go back to his R&B and dance origins: the result is the brand new track titled If It Ain’t Love. The song is freaking catchy, gritty and totally danceable. This is not his best song ever, it’s clear, but it is a good way to catch again credibility by his fans and to remedy his urban mistakes. Even though the track is not so strong for the American market, I think If It Ain’t Love has good chances to get a good summer success in the European dance scene.

Apart from the sales of this new track, I’m happy that Jason is back to his roots.

Enjoy If It Ain’t Love!


Alyxx Dione – Chingalinga feat. Jason Derulo

This girl must be very lucky. Alyxx Dione is relatively unknown to the mass public still. Until when Mr. golden-hands Jason Derulo noticed this young lady, spontaneously offered his support in her first single Chingalinga…and signed her as the first artist of his Future History Records label!

All the industry knows Jason‘s kindness and reliability in the business, but there must be something weird behind all this generosity. Especially now that Derulo broke up with R&B star Jordin Sparks. Did Alyxx captured the heart of our Florida golden boy? The lyrics of Chingalinga have the answer, maybe.

The track is a ridiculously catchy club-banger and is one of those songs with huge potential that, if well promoted, would surely meet the public’s favor. Alyxx reminds me a lot of an early Ciara, with its fiery and provocative lyrics.

Chingalinga‘s text begins kinda weirdly (shoot that bazooka?? big barracuda??) but soon turns into a very danceable track when Alyxx explains how to open her personal “gates”. “I got the keys to the kingdom now, they ching-a-ling when my chain hang down. My golden gates got the boys locked out, but who got the keys?”

Does Jason really have the keys to her golden gates? Remember this name guys, we will surely hear more from this blondie.

For now enjoy Alyxx‘s Chingalinga.