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Watch Jason DeRulo 'The Other Side' Lyric Video [Review]


Jason DeRulo is gearing up for a big return to the pop scene with his new single "The Other Side" that is the first effort taken from his forthcoming new album. Expertly produced by Dr Luke protégé Ammo (aka Joshua Coleman), it's a deliciously hooky and mightily anthemic pop tune about two people in love who are about to take their relationship to the next level. (Or in the words of the great Katy Perry, "Let's go all the way tonight.")

DeRulo explains in an interview that "The Other Side" initially started as a party song. "The feeling of the song is very uptempo, very uplifting," he says. "But I didn't want to talk about a party, I wanted to talk about something that I was going through in my life. Something that was personal. It's a really fun record. I didn't want to overthink anything it. It kinda made itself."

The release of "The Other Side" is a milestone moment for platinum-selling singer who suffered a catastrophic neck injury early 2012. The ordeal put his success in perspective and gave him a new outlook on the things that really matter in life. "That one experience helped me to grow up in a second," DeRulo tells Men's Health magazine. "I was on autopilot. I was going around the world. I was performing. I was just literally going through the motions."

He adds, "When that kind of thing is taken away from you, you realize how much you appreciate what you love doing and who you love."

It was his love of music and performing that ultimately led to a full recovery after months of grueling physical therapy. He returned with "Undefeated" last summer that was followed by spending more time in the studio to write and record a new album. DeRulo's renewed spirit, lust of life and, most importantly, his sense of living in the moment is clearly captured on "The Other Side." It's a powerful sentiment that will reach people far & wide, and puts him for pole position for pop success in 2013.

April 25, 2013 | Permalink