Jason Derulo is heading into the new year with new music. The singer has announced a brand new single called “Swalla” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
“I feel like it’s a record we need,” he revealed during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” “It’s one of those ones that’s gonna get us up and dancing.”
“Swalla” is part of an upcoming album, which Derulo has been working on from his L.A. home.
“I’ve been recording at my house this time,” he recently told Billboard. “And it’s just been a much more comfortable experience. And I’m excited to share with you all my ups, my downs, my highs and my lows. Also got to work with a lot of amazing artists. 2017 is ours, Derulo Family.
“I’m looking forward to a fresh start [in 2017],” he added. “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.”
Derulo previewed “Swalla’s” island flavor months ago, sharing a video of himself dancing to the new tune.
Last year, the “Talk Dirty” crooner released a slew of new music, including “Kiss the Sky” and “If It Ain’t Love.” He also discussed a risk-filled new mixtape with Rap-Up. “I don’t know which songs are actually going to make the [mixtape], but I worked with Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Wale, French Montana,” he said.
Although the tape was never released, a new project looks to be on the horizon, starting with the Nicki and and Ty-assisted “Swalla.” Listen to another teaser of the new track below.