[artist id="2973647"]Jason Derülo[/artist] and his fellow clubgoers are at once exhausted from a party the night before and pumped to party it up even more in the Rich Lee-directed video for “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” which premiered on Wednesday (May 25).
Staged in a warehouse, Derülo’s video feels like it could have easily starred Ke$ha, J.Lo or Britney Spears thanks to its dance sequences, rain and lasers. The video closes out with Derülo and his dancers still enjoying their never-ending party. One line in the song declares, “Daylight come and we don’t wanna go home,” a play on “The Banana Boat Song” made famous by Harry Belafonte.
The video features “these creatures who can’t get enough of this amazing party,” Derülo explained to MTV News recently. “Basically, it’s not about going to the club, it’s about never leaving the club.”
“I’m very hands-on with everything that I do, and I wrote ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home,’ and I wanted to write a video right after I finished doing the song ’cause I actually saw it [in my mind], what this video is about,” Derülo told us. “But it’s not a club — it’s a warehouse and we live here.”
The video is glossy and fun, a complete reflection of the tune’s party-anthem vibe. “This one was very vivid for me. I wrote a treatment and Rich Lee took my treatment and expanded upon it. I’m through the roof. You’ll see a lot: more dancing, a lot more sex appeal,” Derülo said about the track, which serves as the lead single off his forthcoming album Future History. “We’re taking it there,” he said.
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