*If it wasn’t clear from “Birthday Sex” what’s on the mind of singer Jeremih, his follow up single “Down On Me” should leave absolutely no doubt.
The 23-year-old Chicago native says there are other less lewd subjects he explores on his debut album “All About You,” but the two that have seen daylight so far just so happen to represent direct requests for sexual activity.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a dirty minded person, but I definitely love to write words in which I tell it like it is,” the Def Jam crooner says about his music’s lack of subtlety. “Honestly, a song like ‘Birthday Sex,’ you would think it’d be a little more dirty than I made it, right? I almost wanted to hear some dirty stuff on that song.”
Folks certainly aren’t complaining about the material. “Birthday Sex” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Chart, and “Down On Me” peaked at No. 7 earlier this year before dipping to its current position at No. 18. The latter, he says, was inspired by women who get their grind on at the club.
“It’s something I actually like to see them do,” he says.
Listen to his full comment below, followed by the video for “Down on Me.”