At the 2018 MTV EMAs, Jason Derulo sang an operatic opening of Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” that transitioned into his hit single with David Guetta, “Goodbye” featuring Nicki Minaj. The display remained eye-catching from the start, with its subtle opening exploding into Guetta’s electronic pop rhythm amid a flurry of masked dancers and Derulo himseld clad in classic attire, dancing down a staircase built for a mansion. JD then makes his way down to center stage, where the masked dancers surround him in a routine that mimics synchronized swimming amidst Minaj’s catchy chorus. It seems the producers had a classic vision in mind, and summoned some nostalgia for the show. Not to mention, the performance proved David Guetta’s versatility in today’s music world — whether playing more minimal as his new Jack Back alias or blowing away the pop sphere, the French artist is a true chameleon of a musician and performer.
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David Guetta has released two blockbuster collaborations from his upcoming new album. The first is a joint effort with with Jason Derulo called “Goodbye,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William of “Mi Gente.” The second is the French veteran’s collaboration with afro house legend Black Coffee, “Drive.” Ripe off the announcement of his two-sided seventh studio album, aptly titled 7, dropping September 14, Guetta continues to deliver with a pair of singles from the upcoming project.
“Goodbye” samples Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye,” fusing R&B with Caribbean rhythms. This super collaboration sounds like a billboard charting play, as Guetta has seen massive success collaborating with Minaj and Willy William is looking for another inescapable radio strike. Steam“Goodbye” on Apple Music and iTunes.
“Drive” has Black Coffee’s signature house rhythm with African mallets mixed with serene, Guetta-esque, vocal play from Delilah Montagu accompanied by lush, underlying melodies.
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