• • • • • • Jacob Kasher Hindlin • • singles chronology ' (2016) ' Swalla' (2017) ' (2017) singles chronology ' (2017) ' Swalla' (2017) 'Make Love' (2017) singles chronology ' (2017) ' Swalla' (2017) ' (2017) Music video on ' Swalla' is a song by American singer featuring American rappers. It was released on February 24, 2017, by, as the from Derulo's upcoming fifth studio album. The song was written by Derulo, Minaj, Dolla $ign,,, Robert Diggs, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Russell Jones. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • Background and release [ ] Derulo previewed 'Swalla' in a video posted in August 2016. He officially announced it as a single on January 2, 2017.
'Swalla' premiered on February 23, 2017, and was released for on the next day. While talking about the song on the red carpet of the, Derulo said; 'I never believe in forcing a collaboration. You know, I’m a fan of both of theirs and I thought that they fit the track perfectly. It’s one of those ones that’ll get you up and doing your thing. I feel like it’s gonna stick out on the radio. There’s nothing that sounds like it.'
Parts of the chorus are created as an interpolation of song '. On May 12, 2017, the trio released 'Swalla (After Dark Remix)', a slow-paced acoustic remix of the original song. In an interview with Derulo said about the remix: 'It was so nice we had to do it twice!
The original version is the ultimate club track, so the idea was to give people the flip side of the song. The subject matter and melody is so sexy, but you might miss the ‘sexy’ in all the fun of ‘Swalla.’ So, After Dark is on the opposite side of the spectrum and is SURE to set the mood.'
Critical reception [ ] Justin Ivey from wrote that Minaj 'comes through to close out the track with bars that steal the show'. Joshua Espinoza of wrote that 'Jason and Ty handle their verses nicely, but Nicki is definitely the star', also saying that the song 'definitely has potential'. Also praised Minaj's verse saying that she 'anchors the track with a third and final verse that many will likely assume is another thinly-veiled jab at '. Hilary Hughes from wrote that this is a 'steamy number that has all three chiming in over a wobbly beat that would feel right at home on the floor of a beach club in the Caribbean'.
Music video [ ] On February 24, 2017, the official for 'Swalla', directed by Alex Lockett, was uploaded to Derulo's channel. The premiered on March 17, 2017. As of October 2018, the music video had received over 1.2 billion views on. Live performances [ ] Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign performed the song live on on April 6, 2017. Derulo and Nicki Minaj performed the song at the on May 21, 2017.