In May, Jermaine Paul won the second season of NBC's The Voice. He doesn't want folks to forget about him while he's busy recording his debut album, so this month, he releases a new single. Timed to coincide with Father's Day, it's a cover of Bob Carlisle's moving ode to the love between daddies and daughters, "Butterfly Kisses." It's at iTunes now.
"It's a good time to put out something that people are familiar with," Jermaine tells ABC News Radio, explaining why he chose to release a cover of an already-popular song. "Also it'll give me the time to work on my album, and really, really, focus on the project." He adds that "Butterfly Kisses" is a good placeholder, to keep him top of mind.
"This song is just really to..kind of follow up what I did on the show, and keep everyone with me...I don't wanna lose those fans and lose those ears," he explains.
Of course, it wasn't hard for Jermaine to relate to the song, since he's got four kids, and two of them are daughters, aged 10 and 11. "It was pretty much easy for me because...my daughters were right there, you know, and I was really able to connect with our relationship, and make sure that came through throughout the song," he tells ABC News Radio.
Jermaine says he felt the track was a way to do something "really classic and monumental" for his daughters, adding, "You know, it'd be something that later on, that they can look back and maybe I'll do a father-daughter dance with them at their wedding [to the song]."
As for his Father's Day plans, Jermaine says he's not sure what he'll do, but it'll definitely be a big celebration: his four kids are all young, and range in age from 10 to 13. He calls it a "stair-stepper" family, since he says, "every year, we had one [baby], for four years." Finally, Jermaine says his wife got tired and said, "OK, no more babies." He says, "I was like 'Maybe one more?' and she was like, 'Noooo!'"
Jermaine tells ABC News Radio that he's going to try and get both Blake Shelton, his coach on The Voice, and Alicia Keys, his old boss, to appear on his debut album.
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