For Demi Lovato's third studio album, [article id="1671024"]Unbroken,[/article] she wanted to show fans that not only had she come back from a [article id="1656900"]tough year[/article], but she was feeling and sounding better than ever.
Lovato returned to the music scene by giving her pop sound more of an R&B flair, teaming up with acts like [article id="1670058"]Timbaland and Missy Elliott[/article], and getting a hand from pop/R&B star [artist id="2973647"]Jason Derülo[/artist].
Lovato and Derülo's midtempo ballad delivers an inspirational message about how we can change the world if we come together. When MTV News caught up with Derülo — whose sophomore album, [article id="1671807"]Future History,[/article] dropped on Tuesday — he told us it was all about being in the right place at the right time for their collaboration.
"The song is called 'Together' and I just really just happened to be in Miami," Derülo said. "I'm very rarely in Miami and I live in Miami, but before the time I was there, I was there like six months prior and then I haven't been there for a long, long time. But I guess they knew that I lived in Miami. A mutual friend called me and was like, 'Hey, we're at the studio, Demi wanted to get in with you if you were around.' "
Luckily, Derülo was in MIA and dropped everything to record with Demi — even if it was in the middle of the night.
"I came down to visit my grandfather for a day, so I went in at like 3 a.m. and we knocked it out," Derülo recalled. "We were there till about 9 in the morning, but it was really cool."
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