written by: Carla Bynum
His sophomore album follows the 2004 release of his pre-Jonas Brothers debut Nicholas Jonas. This time around it seems that he has found himself and he lets his influence from R&B acts such as, Prince, Stevie Wonder and the Bee Gees show.
The album starts with the official first single “Chains,” which was released on July 24. The song was written and produced by Jason Evigan and is about a girl who is nothing but trouble with her wine-stained lips. She has him in chains for her love but he wouldn’t change a thing.
Nick announced that the album’s next single will be the funky song “Teacher.” The song is about a girl who did him wrong but drives him crazy. Although she doesn’t know how to love, he wants to teach her.
He wants to escape the prison in his head on the song “Warning.” He can see all the warning signs bright and clear and he’s going to break them down.
Nick wants to take things back to basics on the song “Wilderness.” He wants to take his girl’s body back to the wilderness where they can be as naked as the day they were born.
Detroit rapper Angel Haze joins Jonas for the first feature of the album “Numb.” Nick wonders how this girl could do him so wrong and break his heart one piece at a time and still have him feeling numb.
The song “Take Over” is about a bad girl who takes over him like a drug.
Nick showcases his falsetto on the sensual track “Push” where he admits that him and his girl both need their space but he wants her to hold him so he can be the one to push back.
He realizes that his girl never loved him on the song “I Want You.” Although she doesn’t love him, he wants her and if he can’t have her, no one will.
Longtime friend Demi Lovato joins Nick for a duet titled “Avalanche.” Their love is lost but even if they can survive, they will crash down like an avalanche.
Although the relationship Nick finds himself in is destined to fail from the start, “Nothing Would Be Better” than them together.
If you are looking for the same Nick Jonas that rose to superstardom as a member of the pop group Nick Jonas, you are in for a pleasant surprise. His new sound seems authentic and it’s nice to hear him showcase a different side of him.
Recommended Tracks: “Numb,” “Take Over,” “I Want You,” “Avalanche,” “Push”