New music from Nick Jonas is finally here!
Nick surprised fans when he posted a link to soundcloud and his brand new sexy single “Chains.” The 21-year-old recently signed with Island Def Jam and went on a quick press tour to promote the new single and sound.
Nick co-wrote “Chains” with Jason Evigan, Ammar Malik and Danny Parker and he spoke to THR about his new musical journey. “There’s been a lot of transition over the last couple years — I’m involving them in this journey I’m about to go on. There are those that want to come on and be understanding, but not everyone will, and that’s okay. I gotta be bold enough to say that I love my fans and appreciate those that want to join me, and for those that don’t, that’s okay, there will be a whole new audience that’s opened up to this approach. … It was just about, I gotta be willing to go there because it’s gonna connect way more.”
The steamy video for the song will drop next week and co-stars Dylan Penn. When Nick’s album does drop, it looks like he definitely won’t be that “squeaky clean” JoBro we grew up with. A track called “Jealous” features a few F-Bombs which you will also hear Nick drop in his new show “Kingdom” on DirecTV.
On acting, Nick says, “The thing about me, when it comes to acting, is that I really do lose myself, and I have to in theory become this other person for 12 hours a day, so naturally some of that is gonna blend into your real life,” he said of his role as a fighter in the family saga, set in Venice, Calif. “Any chance I had when I wasn’t filming, I was recording. “So I think a lot of the elements — maybe some of the darkness of some of the tracks, or the approach to the writing — I was definitely influenced by what I was doing on the show. I think it’s just another continuation of me growing and evolving. … People are gonna see me in that new light, so I’m very interested to see what kind of roles come up after the show airs.”
Listen to “Chains” below. What do you think?