In February, R&B singer Jason Derulo released a new track featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Recently, Derulo shared the video for “Swalla.” It is a sultry, candy-coated romp, complete with water dancing and drenched in vibrant color. It’s kind of like an adult version of a Willy Wonka musical number. You can check it out above.
“Swalla” is the first single off of Derulo’s forthcoming fifth studio album. For Derulo fans, the new track and album have been highly anticipated as the singer only released one new track, “Kiss the Sky,” on a greatest hits album (Platinum Hits) in 2016. As Pitchfork pointed out, his co-star in the video has also been busy. Nicki Minaj’s collaboration with Derulo come alongside three of her own recent releases including “No Frauds” with Drake and Lil Wayne, “Regret in Your Tears” and “Changed It,” also with Lil Wayne. Both Derulo and Minaj seem to be poised for a big 2017.