Jason Derulo says "Talk Dirty," his recently released album, shows who he really is.
Opening up about his career, inclusive of hits like "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "Whatcha Say," Derulo admitted that there has been a "disconnect" over the years when speaking with ABC News Radio.
"I think people have the wrong idea [about me]. It's cool. You know, it's cool for what it was. I was 19 when I first came out, so I mean, it's not a bad thing. It's a general progression, I think. There's that disconnect," said Derulo. "People heard all these records, y'know, you've heard 'In My Head,' you've heard 'Whatcha Say,' you've heard 'Ridin Solo,'' 'It Girl,' all these songs, but you didn't really know who Jason Derulo was. And I feel like this album it really shows who I am."
Led by the chart topping title track, "Talk Dirty," Derulo's new album features collaborations with 2 Chainz, Tyga, Snoop Dogg, Jordin Sparks and Pitbull.
"The reason why I started making this album was a selfish reason. I wanted to get myself out of this dark place that I was in after my injury," went on to tell ABC News Radio. "And it was not about making a 'hit song,' it was not about making this 'hit album' — it was just about me making myself feel better. And I think that selfishness, in turn, showed exactly who I am."
"Talk Dirty" is available now.