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Review: "Animal" - R3HAB and Jason Derulo

Pop sensation Jason Derulo and famed producer R3HAB have just teamed up for their brand new song “Animal” just in time for summer! This song is all about wanting to have a good time with someone you miss. Jason says he feels lonely without this girl, and he was reminiscing on all the good times he had with her. He tells her that he needs her because “every time you put your love on me/we don’t speak/we go animal.” In the second verse, he knew as soon as they saw each other, they were going to end up on the dance floor. Jason says “[they] didn’t care if they were watching,” and they were ignoring the noise. Now, he says “I’m missing more than just your body” and the farther they’re away from each other, the more his love grows - all he can think about is seeing her again. 

“Animal” is an infectiously groovy dance-pop track. R3HAB’s signature electro-pop sound combined with Jason’s sultry, edgy tone creates an addicting track. R3HAB’s sound is high energy, melodic, and atmospheric Although no two of his songs sound the same, it’s easy to tell if he’s produced them. Jason Derulo easily impresses with his smooth vocals that we all know and love. The track is obviously a detour from what Jason’s music sounds like, but with the satisfying beat, unique sound effects, and vocal layering, it feels so effortless. Each beat drop has a perfect build up to it as well, which makes it so gratifying to hear. This song is sure to be a hit this summer, both in the club and on the radio.

Jason Derulo is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and businessman hailing from Miramar, Florida. He first got his start writing for artists such as Danity Kane, Lil Wayne, and Sean Kingston in the mid-2000s, but was also intending on becoming a solo performer. His debut single “Whatcha Say” hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2009. His debut album, “Jason Derulo”, which also featured other major hits such as “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo” was incredibly successful, which established him as a household name. He’s only grown since then, with many Hot 100 hits and countless features on songs with Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, 2 Chainz, and more. R3HAB is a multi-platinum DJ and music producer from the Netherlands. Although you may not know his name, he has remixed songs from artists such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Drake, while producing hits for artists such as ZAYN, Sean Paul, Luis Fonsi, and more. Currently, he has over 70 Gold and Platinum certificates. This isn’t the first time the pair have gotten together on a track. R3HAB just remixed Jason’s collaboration with Michael Bublé, “Spicy Margarita” last month. The duo works great together, and it would be super exciting to see a collaboration from them again in the future. 

Written By Lauren DiGiovanni




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