Everything Is 4

Everything Is 4

by Jason DerüloJason Derülo


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Jason Derulo released only one single in 2014, but that song, "Wiggle," was among the year's most distinctive hits and maintained the singer's mainstream presence. In early 2015, DeRulo released the first single from Everything Is 4. "Want to Want Me" was roughly as effective as what preceded it, a Top 10 pop hit in a bunch of countries, including the U.S. Like much of its parent album, the song is outfitted with sharp hooks and slightly retro and lightly funky touches. Just the same, it's eager for commercial radio play with bounding energy brimming over somewhat heartfelt but ultimately frivolous pop constructions. Any song that bears a hint of drama is immediately followed by an oat-sowing club record. The heartstrings-tugging "Trade Hearts," for instance, is trailed by "X2CU," where Derulo gleefully expresses his intent to display a new conquest as an act of revenge. A four-song stretch in the middle packs all but one of the album's guest appearances, and each one is high in profile. "Love Like That" is not likely to get much of the attention, but it's the best of the collaborations, a conflicted and tension-filled ballad with ideal sparring partner K. Michelle. "Broke," however, is a low point for all of the involved -- Derulo, Stevie Wonder, Toby Keith, anyone else who played a role in its instigation or creation. The "Kenny Rogers-Pharoahe Monch Dub Plate" of 2015, it manages to sound like a parody of three genres at once, and is one of two songs that incorporate a booming bass/group "ay-ay-ay" combination. No one's looking to Derulo for advanced stylistic hybrids or deep thoughts. When Everything Is 4 avoids those creative impulses, as it tends to do, it's easily Derulo's most pleasing work.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2015
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624927617
catalogNumber: 549277
Rank: 170280

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Derülo   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Odell Brown   Composer
David Ritz   Composer
Mitch Allan   Composer
Michael Crooms   Composer
Ben Shapiro   Composer
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Johan Carlsson   Composer
James Roston   Composer
Lyrica Anderson   Composer
Brian Bowen-Smith   Inside Photo
Jordan Johnson   Composer
Eric Frederic   Composer
Warren "Oak" Felder   Composer
Shy Carter   Composer
Ian Kirkpatrick   Composer
Jason Evigan   Composer
Ross Golan   Composer
Nate Hills   Composer
Jason Desrouleaux   Composer,Executive Producer
Anders Overgaard   Cover Photo
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer
Marcella Araica   Composer
Floyd Bentley   Composer
Stefan Johnson   Composer
Marcus Lomax   Composer
Meghan Trainor   Composer
Alexander Izquierdo   Composer
William Lobban-Bean   Composer
David Brook   Composer
Frank Harris   Executive Producer
Taylor Parks   Composer
Sam Martin   Composer
Charlie Puth   Composer
Charlie Putti   Composer
BJ Mekk   Composer
Arin Ray   Composer
Julio Michaels   Composer
Jordan Hollywood   Composer
Sonny Alves   Composer
Sean Douglas   Composer
Christian Ward   Composer

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