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Jason Derulo Stands On His Head in 'The Other Side' Video
...16 months after fracturing his neck.
We have to hand it to Jason Derulo -- the R&B/pop crooner appears completely unafraid to return to his ambitious choreography after fracturing his neck while practicing a stunt in January 2012. Case in point: the music video for his new single "The Other Side," released on Wednesday (May 1), features the 23-year-old making an arms-free head stand at the 3:12 mark.
Directed by Colin Tilley, the "Other Side" clip finds Derulo engaged in a roller-coster romance in between fits of pinpoint dance moves. Or is it a real romance at all? "Are you sure you wanna do this?" the singer asks his lady friend at the end of the video, nodding to the lyrical deliberation of leaving the friend zone.
"The Other Side" will serve as the lead single to Derulo's next studio album, due out in late summer/early fall. The song debuted at No. 75 on last week's Hot 100, landing Derulo another chart placement after scoring hits like "Whatcha Say," "In My Head" and "Don't Wanna Go Home."
"It initially started off as a party song," Derulo says of "The Other Side" in a making-of video released last month. "The feeling of the song is very up-tempo, it's very fun, uplifting -- but I didn't want to talk about a party. I wanted to talk about something that was I was going through in my life, something that was personal."