Jason Derulo opted for an edgier sound with his third studio album, Talk Dirty, and it's safe to say that he made the right choice.
Derulo's new album is the follow-up to 2011's Future History, a dance-inspired record that only peaked at No. 29 on Billboard's Top 200 and sold a mere 74,000 copies. His debut and self-titled album performed significantly better on the charts peaking at No. 11 when it was released in 2010.
Now, Derulo has potential to surpass his previous chart standings with his new record, a repackaged version of 2013's Tattoos EP, released only overseas.
Talk Dirty opens with his hit of the same name, which just recently topped the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Several other tunes follow the provocative nature and upbeat sound of the aforementioned single, including the Tyga-assisted Bubblegum, where Derulo sings "Got me 'bout to break my neck, tell me how you pop like that."
There are also a few other notable collaborations on the album, including veteran rapper Snoop Dogg on Wiggle and newcomer Kid Ink on Kama Sutra, both of which could be Derulo's next single.
The Miami native additionally makes sure to serenade his female fans with several love songs like the album's first single The Other Side, Stupid in Love and Marry Me. The 24-year-old also duets with his girlfriend Jordin Sparks on Vertigo, a powerful ballad presumably dedicated from one to the other. And it's on these songs where Derulo's exceptional vocal ability shines.
While there's not much that pushes the limits on Talk Dirty, it's certainly a feel good album with some standout moments.