Jason Derulo back with “Day-O” Don’t Wanna Go Home from Future History
May 23, 2011 by Beatweek
Ever wonder what the Banana Boat Song might sound like if it were re-imagined as a genre-blended twenty-first century pop song? Don’t worry, Jason Derülo has it all figured out. The lead single from his forthcoming album Future History, entitled Don’t Wanna Go Home, is an up-tempo track with a dance beat – and the chorus is, incredibly, “Day-o, me say day-o, daylight come and we don’t wanna go home.” And you know what? It works.
Don’t Wanna Go Home is yet the latest evidence that Derülo can create a song in any genre, using any kind of samples, and turn it into a hit. Not that we didn’t see enough evidence of that from his first album, from the R&B tinge of Whatcha Say to the rock hooks of In My Head. Last week he won the BMI “Songwriter of the Year” award along with production partner JR Rotem. Derülo was also the 2010 Beatweek Newcomer of the Year, and he appeared on the cover of Beatweek Magazine fourteen months ago (read the cover story interview).
Jason Derülo’s new album Future History is due out in September, which means you can likely look forward to subsequent singles popping up during the summer in the mean time. Don’t Wanna Go Home is currently available in iTunes.