Now that’s more like it.

Now that’s more like it.

Jason Derulo enlisted Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign for his new song “Swalla.” It did its thing, but never really took off despite its infectious hooks and intoxicating Caribbean-flair.

Back to the drawing board.

Derulo and his co-collaborators breathed new life into the song with the delicious “After Dark Remix” of it. They stripped away the quirky production and replaced it with a menacing piano melody and dripping beats. It works far better with Derulo’s searing vocals.

“I never do remixes for features & have never done an acoustic version for anything officially,” Nicki wrote on Instagram. “When I tell u this **** right here is HARD AF!!!!!!!!!!!! This **** is a fkng VIBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

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