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Jay Sean Leaves Cash Money and Premieres 'Tears in the Ocean' Video

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"Tears in the Ocean" represents a return to Sean's roots. He's "always loved this style of melodic and emotional R&B." The steamy track -- co-written with Jared Cotter, who has helped Sean with "more than 30 songs" -- sprang from a desire "to make music that meant something, that had substance." He enlisted his family to help with the video: his brother filmed it and his wife co-produced it.

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"When Sade drops a new album," Sean points out, "you know she's not going to be suddenly singing over a EDM beat produced by the hottest DJ at the time or jumpin' on the bandwagon of what the latest 'sound' is." "You should be able to do you," he adds. "That's what differentiates an artist from a singer."