Nick Jonas Gets Complicated on Sophomore Album

06/09/2016
.
Nick Jonas

(Radio.com) Nick Jonas' sophomore solo album Last Year Was Complicated summarizes everything the artist's life in the title. The transition from child star to pop icon could not have been easy, especially given that the transition involved the breakup of the band featuring his two brothers. But Nick never shied away from the challenge, and at age 23 is now a bona fide solo star.

The youngest member of The Jonas Brothers has done a lot of growing up since the group disbanded in October 2013 after selling millions of albums and touring the world numerous times. Last Year Was Complicated builds off his 2014 self-titled effort, and continues exploring darker sounds that include a stronger R&B and hip-hop flare. As a result, listeners meet a more mature Nick than they may have heard in his previous work.

The single "Close" featuring Tove Lo is a moody, tantalizing tune that blends together EDM synths with the sounds of bedroom R&B. In the song, Nick bemoans the heartache of modern day relationships, the desire to get close combined with the inability to shrink the gap between two people. "Space was just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get too/ Close," Nick sings with Tove Lo's harmonies adding richer complexities.

Then there's the feel good track "Bacon" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which celebrates those large nights lived alone when freedom trumps a relationship. The song has an R&B backbone mixed with light-hearted pop on the verses and hip-hop's heavy beats on the chorus. Plus, Nick shares a new saying that's sure to join the modern lexicon: "Throw some bacon on it." Read more here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Nick Jonas Music, DVDs, Books and more

Nick Jonas T-shirts and Posters

More Nick Jonas News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Nick Jonas Launching John Varvatos Clothing Line

Nick Jonas Releases 'Home' Music Video

Camila Cabello, Sugarland, Nick Jonas Set For New Year's Eve

Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas Perform Songs From Bed for a Good Cause

Nick Jonas And Shania Twain Christmas Song

Nick Jonas Gets Dramatic With Craigslist 'Missed Connections'

Niall Horan and Nick Jonas Share Their Views On Halloween

Nick Jonas Streaming Brand New Track 'Home'

Nick Jonas Streaming Brand New Track 'Home'

Nick Jonas Streaming Brand New Track 'Home'


More Stories for Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas Music


advertisement

News Reports
Day in Rock:
Eagles Add More New Dates To North American Tour- Billy Corgan Reveals New Smashing Pumpkins' Song Details- Foreigner Announce Live Orchestra Tour Dates- more

KISS Spark Retirement Speculation With The End Of The Road Move- Slipknot Star Says He Will Never Go Back On Tour Again- Foreigner Announce Very Special Release- more

Tool's Maynard James Keenan Updates Fans On New Album- Marilyn Manson Has Bizarre Onstage Meltdown- Metallica Release Birthday Tribute To Cliff Burton- Muse- more

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour- Corey Taylor Reveals Timeline For New Slipknot Album- Metallica To Receive Polar Music Prize- Muse Release 'Thought Contagion'- more

Page Too:
Ed Sheeran Sparks Secret Wedding Speculation- Former One Direction Star Zayn Malik Previews New Music- Kesha Forced To Postpone Shows Due To Concert Fall Injury- more

Drake's Generous Money Giveaway All Part Of 'God's Plan'- Troy Gentry's Widow Sues Over Husband's Death- The Chainsmokers Release 'You Owe Me' Video- Demi Lovato Unplugs- more

Meek Mill Files Appeal Alleging Unreliable Police Testimony- Kendrick Lamar, The Killers Lead NBA All-Star Weekend- Frank Ocean- more

Ed Sheeran and Eminem Release 'River' Video- Kanye West Returns To Instagram With Special Message- Kodak Black Releases R&B Album 'Heartbreak Kodak'- Remy Ma- more

advertisement


Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.