“Some songs on the album are difficult to listen to at times,” Jason Derulo told Radio.com of his latest release, Tattoos, which dropped last week (Sept. 24). “There is a very emotional part of an album. When you hear those songs, they take you back to that dark moment that you don’t necessarily like to be in.”
Like the art that runs up his neck on the album cover, Derulo didn’t want to hide any aspect of his life on Tattoos. One of these “dark moments,” was showcased in title track “Tattoo.” Derulo said every relationship goes through its ups and downs, including him, and he decided to write about it all, the good and the bad.
The “Marry Me” singer wrote over 300 songs throughout the recording process, which he whittled down to five for his EP in the U.S. Originally planned as a 12-song album, international fans saw the complete LP drop last Monday (Sept 23).