Nick Jonas released a new self-titled album recently, and it has been highly successful. The former Jonas Brothers member even admitted that he feels “cooler” now that he’s apart from the group.
“I definitely feel cooler. I think that was a big part of approaching phase two [of my career], being true to who I am,” Nick said in an interview with Gay Times magazine.
Nick launched his career as the youngest member of the Disney pop group the Jonas Brothers alongside his brothers, Joe and Kevin.
In the interview, Nick expressed his pride at this new junction in his career.
“This is way more organic and natural to me than anything I’ve done in the past. I do get to start over in a lot of ways, so I’m trying to embrace that,” he told Gay Times.
As a way to promote the record prior to its release, Nick released the singles “Chains” and “Jealous.” The singles and the album proved to be a success. He cites the excitement generated by the singles as the reason why Nick Jonas was a commercial and critical hit.
“There are tracks on the record that are darker even than ‘Chains’ so it’s probably somewhere in the middle, in reality, and I think it’s a good representation of where it was all going without limiting the set-up of this record with one track,” Nick said in the interview.
He adds, “So often that happens when people only hear one song. How’re you supposed to go and buy a record if you’ve only heard one song? I feel like you need to be introduced to the whole project and what you’re trying to say.”
Nick, who has been performing the single “Jealous” everywhere, recently made an impromptu appearance at the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store. He and a couple of his friends performed the song as a tribute to the classic scene from the Tom Hanks film Big.
Nick is known to have had a string of famous ex-girlfriends, including Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. However, in an interview with the British magazine Now, he admitted that he hasn’t heard from them in a while. When asked if he was still friends with any of them, he just laughed and said “Um no!”
Nick explained, “I don’t see them that much – I haven’t really been going to awards shows and events. I have good relationships with all my exes, but I haven’t heard from any of them about my new music or anything. But we’ll see – maybe I will.”
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