How quickly they grow up! Today the littlest Jonas brother, chief songwriter Nick, releases his solo debut, Who I Am, with Nick Jonas & The Administration.
Armed with three years of song ideas, Nick recorded in Nashville with producer/bassist John Fields (who produced the last three Jonas Brothers albums) and an all-star band he dubbed The Administration. In the studio, Nick says he and his band tried to “capture some heart and soul in the music, and have fun doing it.”
The result is 10 new songs all written or co-written by Nick, some peppered with imagery from politics, Nick’s other favorite pastime, including song titles like “Rose Garden” and “Conspiracy Theory”. (He has said he has aspirations of being the President of the United States in 2038.)
“The songs are about things that are real to me, things that are true from the heart,” says Nick. “When I first started working on the record, this idea fell into my lap of playing with presidential concepts, playing on words in certain songs.”
And, as a little nod to his other project—that little three-man band that’s sold some 8 million records—Nick gives us a new slowed down version of the Jonas Brothers’ “Tonight”. And when it comes to his solo album, Nick says his bandmate bros couldn’t be happier for him.
“The first time I played the new record for Kevin and Joe was incredible,” he recalls. “Their reaction was priceless, the fact they were proud of this definitely meant the world to me.”