The singer is so in love with his girlfriend that he hears symphonies in his head every time he sees her or thinks of her. “I wrote this song just looking at you oh, oh/Yeah the drums they swing low/And the trumpets they go/And the trumpets they go /Yeah the trumpets they go.” He sings about how various aspects of his girlfriend remind him of other songs by Coldplay (her eyes) , Katy Perry (her bra), and Kanye West (her ass).
Did you know?
- Trumpets has topped the charts in Australia and the UK and been in the Top 10 in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Scotland. It has so far peaked at number 56 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
- The video depicts Jason trying get intimate with his girl, But just as the clothes come off he is bombarded by the sound of instruments, while a marching band that bursts into his bedroom out of nowhere to ruin the mood.
- Jason Joel Desrouleaux (born September 21, 1989), better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (a phonetic spelling of his last name) was born in Miami, Florida to Haitian parents.
- Since the start of his career as a solo recording artist in 2009, Jason has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved six Top 5 singles, including "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "The Other Side", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say".
- Jason Derulo has been writing songs for artists including Diddy, Grant Goan, Danity Kane, Donnie Klang, Sean Kingston, Cassie, Lil Wayne since he was young, intent on becoming a solo performer.
- After attending performing arts schools and honing his talents as a singer and dancer, as well as acting in theatre productions like Ragtime and Smokey Joe's Cafe, Derulo won the grand prize on the 2006 season finale of the TV show Showtime at the Apollo.
- On March 28, 2012, Derulo appeared on American Idol to announce he would allow fans to help him finish the lyrics for a new song entitled "Undefeated", as part of a partnership with American Idol and Coca Cola. Fans were given the opportunity to submit their own lyrics to complete the song, and fans were then given the chance to vote on which lyrics they liked the most.
- On January 3, 2012, Derulo broke his neck doing some tumbling and acrobatics. He experienced an acute fracture to his vertebra after falling on his head. The type of injury he incurred is called a 'Hang Man's Break' because it is the same bone that is broken when someone is hanged. 95% of people with the same injury end up paralyzed or dead.