Nick Jonas is back all on his own…
The Jonas bro announced last week that he was embarking on the solo trek once again after launching the title track of his upcoming third album, Spaceman, which is due out March 14.
The 11-song album is his first solo album in nearly seven years since his 2014 sophomore eponymous album – and a lot has happened since then: He got married to Priyanka Chopra, made some movies, got nominated for a Golden Globe, and reunited with his brothers to make some hits and tour the world.
The hustle of Nick Jonas is strong and well. So what should we expect from round III?
“Most of the songs are pretty much just love letters, which when I can’t articulate the way I feel with my words with no music, I go to the studio. And I’m grateful to have that because it makes her [Chopra] happy, and that’s most important,” Nick revealed in his interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.
Title track “Spaceman” kicked things off by capturing Nick‘s fear of isolation — a fitting theme during quarantine — and how he’s trying to safely make it back home to his love. It doesn’t really hit any new barriers for Nick sonically. It comes off like a sibling to his hit with Tove Lo, “Close,” just with harder hitting beats with some cosmic flourishes.
His latest “This Is Heaven,” however, is a much more welcomed take on this love letter theme.
The bouncy, sun-soaked Greg Kurstin-produced gem, which he debuted on SNL over the weekend, is packed with a kind of strutting, finger-snapping funkiness and a slight disco sheen. It’s a slick production from start to end, but it’s that instant rush of a choir-backed chorus that truly seals the deal: “This is Heavеn!/ And I don’t know how this could get much better (Yeah)/ Than you and me, here right now/ This is Heaven!,” he declares before the song launches into a glorious sax solo mid-way through.
This one feels like the grown-up Nick we’ve been waiting for. I’m 100% onboard!
Nick Jonas’ latest “This Is Heaven” is available on all streaming platforms now!