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Jay Sean shows his softer side

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 01:36

August 01 - Jay Sean says the four year delay between albums has helped him create a CD he is proud to release. Sharon Reich reports.

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After four years Jay Sean is back with his new album "Neon," which he hopes will convince audiences that he's an artist with soul. (SOUNDBITE) Jay Sean, singer, saying (English): "I care about integrity, you know, I care about my product. I care about - it's my life here. I was going to be a doctor. That's how I was going to spend my life. And I quit for music. So I had to do something I was proud of." In 2009 the British-born singer rose to the top of the charts with dance hits like "Down." But his party boy image didn't feel quite right. So, he took a risk and stepped out of the limelight to do some soul searching. (SOUNDBITE) Jay Sean, singer, saying (English): "If you are away for a minute it's kind of scary, of course it is. But what gave me that cushion, what gave me a comfort, you know, was the fact that, you know, I had a fan base that who was so loyal, dedicated and waited. Just waiting like, 'Alright Jay, I think we know what's going on, just give it to us when we are ready.' And that's why I'm still here, you know, 10 years down the line." His first single "Mars" features Miami rapper Rick Ross and it's a clear departure from his last album. With "Neon" hitting stores in the U.S. this week, Jay is already thinking about future projects. He says this time - he's back and here to stay.

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Jay Sean shows his softer side

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 01:36