If you liked [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Taio Cruz[/lastfm] in his hit songs “Dynamite” and “Break Your Heart” then you will probably like the songs on his third album, TY.O . The UK dance floor crooner has no plans to switch up his style right now, for fear of alienating his audience.
“I feel like it’s too early to mess with the branding,” Cruz said. “I could have happily done an entirely Motown-inspired record, but I just think it would confuse people.”
[photogallerylink id=103644 align=left]In fact, he even teamed up with[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Dr. Luke[/lastfm], the same producer that helped him out with “Dynamite,” on his first single from the new album. “Hangover” features party-hop MC [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Flo-Rida[/lastfm] and is about, as the title alludes, the inevitable conclusion to having one too many the night before.
“The lyrics are a bit risque, but they’re a mirror to most people’s weekly, if not nightly, antics,” Cruz continued “and I wanted to make a song that was a true representation of all the partygoers out there. People party, they drink, and they have hangovers – I’m not making this up!”
To keep the party going throughout his whole album, super producers, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Red One[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]David Guetta[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Swedish House Mafia[/lastfm] all chimed in to lend their beats to Taio’s latest project.
Even with the heavyweights backing him, Cruz admits to feeling the pressure from the upcoming release of this new album, “It’s a much bigger deal now, being released in so many different countries and having so many different record label heads call me and my manager up,” he says. “But I’m really happy with the songs that I’ve done, and I try to keep it that simple. If they make me smile when I listen to them, that’s enough.”
We will be waiting. Album is due out December 6th.
“Break Your Heart” By Taio Cruz
[Source: Rolling Stone]