Joe Jonas In Early Stages of Album – Scene Magazine Cover

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joejonas-scenemag-040314Joe Jonas keeps it cool for the latest issue of Scene Magazine.

The 24-year-old has been busy since the Jonas Brothers split last year traveling and dj’ing at various events and venues. So will we be hearing new solo music from Joe any time soon?

Joe revealed his solo album is in the very early stages and said, “I’m trying to [make it] something that I really want it to be—do music that I’m really proud of and not let too many cooks in the kitchen.” He’s been busy writing and recording with a variety of collaborators, the most notable of which is Albert Hammond, Jr., of the Strokes. The pair wrote and recorded together in Hammond’s upstate New York barn studio.

“I’m really at the baby stages. I’m writing with people I like and admire, but I’m taking my sweet, sweet time with it,” he says. “I feel like if I figured out what I wanted the sound to be like, [I wouldn’t be] too worried about ‘I have to release this from the hype of…There are always stereotypes when people think of a band, any artist, that they’re going to sound like a certain thing,” he replies. “[I hope that] when I hit the reset button and release new music, fresh ears will listen open-minded and not judge.”

Joe also opened up about why he’s had an easier time shaking the teen star image than others like Justin Bieber. “I’ve had an easier route than most. The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope,” Jonas says. “[Bieber] is having a very tough time finding balance. I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal—that’s going to sum it up pretty quick. There’s an equation for some sort of explosion.”

For more of Joe’s cover story, pick up the latest issue of Scene Magazine or go here.