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Taio Cruz Sticking with ‘Dynamite’ Sound on New Album

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Taio Cruz is sticking with his surefire dance sound on his upcoming new album ‘TY.O.’ The pop crooner, whose ubiquitous anthem ‘Dynamite’ became a worldwide smash, believes in the old adage, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Cruz promises more anthemic club bangers on his new album.

“I can tell you that there’s definitely a couple of ‘Dynamites’ on there,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I’m definitely not bored of the up-tempo dance electro sound. I’m not going to change it until I feel like I want to do something else.”

For the album, the 28-year-old singer reunited with ‘Dynamite’ producer Dr. Luke for the set’s first single, ‘Hangover,’ which features rapper Flo Rida. Although Cruz is not a drinker, he wanted to dedicate a song to those adventurous partygoers who like to overindulge with the libations. “The lyrics are a bit risqué, but they’re a mirror to most people’s weekly, if not nightly, antics,” he says. “I wanted to make a song that was a true representation of all the partygoers out there. People party, they drink, and they have hangovers — I’m not making this up!”

By the way, if you wondering what the three-letter title ‘TY.O’ stands for it’s the phonetic spelling of his first name, which Cruz claims people always mispronounce. “The album title hopefully gets people to say my freekin name right lol. Get it… TY….O,” he recently tweeted.

With top hit-makers like Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and RedOne producing tracks on the album, we can surely expect a grandiose sound from Cruz. “It’s a much bigger deal now, being released in so many different countries and having so many different record label heads call me and my manager up,” he says. “But I’m really happy with the songs that I’ve done, and I try to keep it that simple. If they make me smile when I listen to them, that’s enough.”

Taio Cruz’s third album ‘TY.O’ will arrive in stores on Dec. 6

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