Image Group LA/ABCJordin Sparks’ new album, Right Here, Right Now, is due out in May. And yes, it will include a couple of songs inspired by her breakup with Jason Derulo.
"Everybody takes experiences from their personal life and puts it in there because that's how you get the real emotion, that’s how you get the real story,” Jordin tells E! News. “That's how that one fan that is laying in her room puts on your record and she cries with you because she feels it with you …I’ve always drawn from personal experiences to sing songs.”
Jordin and Jason split last September after dating for three years. Jordin, 25, explains that she’s been able to channel these experiences of love and heartbreak in ways she wasn’t able to do when she was younger. "When I was 17 and I put out my first record, I had never been in love like that before,” she says. “So doing a song like ‘No Air,’ I had to imagine what it would feel like to lose somebody that I loved that much.”
She adds, “Now, I know what it feels like to feel like I can't get out of bed in the morning because it hurts so bad or feel like I can't breathe, but I also know the other side. Like, I know what those butterflies feel like."
While the breakup-inspired songs might have come from a painful place, Jordin's latest single, "Double Tap," was inspired by something not nearly as heavy: Instagram. Released Tuesday, “Double Tap” features rapper 2 Chainz, who coincidentally also worked with Jason on the song “Talk Dirty.”
"So you double-tap to 'like' a picture, so there are a couple of ways you could take it,” Jordin explains. “For me, in the song, I take it as a girl knowing that there's a guy looking at her pictures, but he won't like them because he doesn't want her to know. And she's like 'I bet you're not going to double-tap that picture.'"
"Double Tap" is available on iTunes now. If you pre-order Jordin’s new album from her website, you'll get your name featured on the album booklet’s “thank you” page.
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