The Jonas Brothers breakout introduces his new alt-pop/soul-based sound with a single that has nothing to do with his rap, "Off the Chain," but features Dylan Penn in the video.
Nick Jonas is breaking free with "Chains."
The former Disney Channel star — musically noted as one-third of the wildly popular Jonas Brothers, which disbanded last October— debuted his first solo single off his upcoming Island Records album this week: a silky, seductive track co-written with Jason Evigan, Ammar Malik and Danny Parker that distinctly steers clear of his bubblegum-pop past and his Administration "side project," which he established to intentionally combat the creative limits and commercial success of the Jonas Brothers.
What was really great about this process is that it just fell in to place, there wasn't a whole lot of intense thinking about it," he tells The Hollywood Reporter of running with his new sound, which he described as "alternative pop with a soul-based vocals."
( There are those that want to come on and be understanding, but not everyone will, and that's okayCollapse )
Nick talks to MTV about his video, which will debut across all MTV platforms this Wednesday July 30th:
( Talking to MTV and a video preview which shows nothingCollapse )
The single will be officially out in iTunes on Wednesday, I guess.