Last Friday, we gave you your first look at Nick Jonas‘ new music video “Chains” and as promised we’ve got two more sneak peeks to wet your whistle before it premiers in full this Wednesday at 6 a.m. on MTV, MTV Hits, mtvU, and MTV.com.
The first clip features Nick being dragged across the ground à la Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” while the second stars Dylan Penn with the word “Lust” watermarked in front of her face.
The single will be featured on Nick’s upcoming solo debut, in which the singer took cues from some of his favorite artists.
“I’ve been really influence by a lot of modern stuff, as well as like my classic roots, so Prince being a big one, a lot of falsetto work, Hall & Oates, is a big part of this, and then The Weekend and singing Drake, which I feel like is a different artist to Drake rapping, but I love them both,” he told MTV News. “But singing Drake and this guy Erik Hassle, a new artist that I really love, and, you know, Sam Smith and that kind of vibe, so like if you kind of mash that all together: it’s that.”
Make sure to check back tomorrow for two more exclusive previews from the “Chains” music video and don’t forget (like you need a reminder) to watch it in its entirety this Wednesday only on MTV.
Published on Jul 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014 – Celebrities attend the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California. Seen here are: Kelly Osbourne, Cody Simpson, Alli Simpson, Nick Jonas, Kellan Lutz, Trey Songz, Audrina Patridge, Ansel Elgort, and The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran.
See the music video premiere Wednesday, July 30 on MTV.com at 6AM EST.
“It’s a song that embodies the feeling of being trapped in a love that is hopeless,” Jonas told me when we sat down for his first on-camera interview surrounding this venture. “I think it’s a great new sound for me and a really good taste tester for this project.”
Since parting ways with his brothers last October, Nick has signed to Island Def Jam, where he’s been able to fine-tune his sound and incorporate a genre that’s near and dear to his heart: soul.
“That’s what I grew up on and that’s what feels natural when I open my mouth to sing and so having a pop alternative music bed with the soul vocal, I feel like really works,” he explained. “I think this is definitely more of a mature sound as it relates to Jonas Brothers music and Nick Jonas & the Administration.”
While Jonas promises “a bunch of songs on the record” to be self-written, he did not pen this particular track. Nonetheless, the singer found no problem identifying with the silky lyrics.
“The story behind ‘Chains’ is basically that feeling that all people can relate to, it’s being trapped. For me specifically in this song, I connected to love and trust and for some people they have said it’s broader for them, it’s more than love, it can be about anything that entangles you in your life and doesn’t let you do what you need to do to feel free,” he said. “I think this is a good fit and I fell in love with the song and I really feel like it has become a staple for this album.”
It’s a familiar cycle: young kid joins a boyband, becomes a teen heartthrob, band breaks up, kid gets a new look, and tries the solo route. Very few artists have been able to rise above their gimmicky pasts—and whether or not you loved N’Sync or Jonas Brothers or Backstreet Boys as a kid, you know the initial struggle to take anyone seriously as a solo artist is hard.
For those who don’t know, the Jonas Brothers broke up in October, and the youngest of the trio, Nick Jonas, is starting fresh and going the solo route. He’s reportedly starring in DirecTV’s mixed martial arts drama Kingdom, he’s now signed to Island Records, and is prepping a ton of new music, which he’s teased on his Instagram. Today, we’re premiering his new Jason Evigan-produced song called “Chains.”
“Everyone has their own chains, in life and in love, that bind them and this song embodies that feeling,” he said in an email. “I’m excited to be back to share this song with the world.”
Published on Jul 17, 2014
Did you know Barbra Streisand has a shopping mall in her basement?
A fabulously fictitious hit comedy imagining what might transpire when an unemployed Hollywood actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s non-fictitious basement: an underground private shopping mall beneath her Malibu home.
“Buyer & Cellar” plays the Mark Taper Forum July 9 – Aug 17, 2014. More info: http://bit.ly/1qLqSj9
Nick Jonas and Dylan Penn make for one very hot couple!
No, they’re not dating!
The two were in downtown L.A. this weekend shooting a secret video project for Mr. Jonas.
“It’s very hot,” a source exclusively tells me. “It was very sexy and steamy.”
Filming took place over two days at the Hotel Alexandria, an historic building which has also been used for Dreamgirls, Water for Elephants and Se7en.
Sources declined to detail what the video was for, but they assured us, as one eyewitness put it, “there was a ton of chemistry.”
Jonas tweeted an Instagram photo on Saturday showing actors dressed as riot police with a simple caption saying, “#foreshadow.”
A few days before he posted a video of himself with singer-producer Mike Posner along with a sample of new music with the message, “musictime #areyouready @mikeposner.”
We’re definitely ready!
Also coming up for Jonas is the indie movie Careful What You Wish For and Kingdom, a new DirecTV series (premiering in October) that takes place in the world of mixed martial arts.
Penn (she’s the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright) recently wrapped her first movie, Condemned, a horror flick costarring Lydia Hearst.
“I’m trying out this whole acting thing,” she told Treats magazine in April. “It’s hard to say for me because I’ve rejected it my whole life until now. I literally can’t say it without laughing. My truest passion is writing so I continue to do that on my own while seeing what all the buzz is about being in front of the camera.”
Published on Jun 25, 2014
On the last day of Milan Fashion Week Dean and Dan Caten have the men’s collection for Spring / Summer 2015 event host Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. The designers on the catwalk recreate a true New York loft inside which moves a young artist who loves to experiment with shapes and colors. On the catwalk neon shades and prints reminiscent of pop art or celebrated artists of the 80s, mixed with details of the sports wardrobe. (translated through Google Translate)
Published on Jun 25, 2014
EXCLUSIVE – We spotted the American singer Joe Jonas leaving the Valentino Men Fashion Show in paris. He took a long time to pose with fans before leavong by walk
Paris, France on Wednesday June 25, 2014
Our fashion editors weren’t the only ones over in Milan checking out the collections. Joe Jonas, who’s been crushing the style game lately, was front-and-center at the shows and around town. Armed with his phone, some industry cred, and a little star power, he documented the week for us. Here are the 15 best things he saw:
1. Where: John Varvatos
What: This dude posing outside John Varvatos being a bad ass.
2. Where: Hogan Post-Show Dinner Party at Il Baretto Restaurant in the Baglioni Hotel
What: Nobody eats alone in Milan. So when your +1 doesn’t show up, Pinocchio does.
3. Where: Ceresio 7
What: Checking out Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2’s new rooftop membership lounge/restaurant. Killer view of Milan with an amazing private collection of art—including two original Basquiat paintings. I visited the spot five times during my three day stay. Don’t get me started on the food. My favorite dishes were the melon and prosciutto and the pesto pasta. Plus, it has my new favorite drink: The Aperol Spritz. Mind. Blown.
4. Where: Ceresio 7
What: Shhh. Don’t tell anyone I’m here—again.
5. Where: Ceresio 7
What: Dan and Dean are style masters across the board, they spared nothing when it came to the interior design and art that makes the whole place flow. Obsessed with the original Basquiat paintings on display here.
6. Where: Bally presentation
What: Bally’s rubber sole dress shoes make for comfortable all year gear. I like that these can be worn dressed up or casual.
7. Where: Vivienne Westwood S/S 2015 Show
What: Such an honor to meet Vivienne Westwood. Her Spring-Summer ’15 collection was chic with just the right amount of her well-known quirkiness and punk flare. The oversized top hats worn in the show added some extra drama to everything. I want one…Pharrell, yours is in the mail.
8. Where: Marc Jacobs
What: Jacobs’ menswear crew looking like fly groomsmen at a Palm Springs wedding at the brand’s Spring-Summer ’15 presentation
9. Where: Missoni
What: One of my favorite looks from the Missoni Show.
10. Where: Backstage at Missoni
What: Backstage with designer Angela Missoni’s daughter, Margherita, talking about the awesome collection and summer vacation plans.
11. Where: Diesel Black Gold
What: Looking down at what had to be the longest catwalk at MFW.
12. Where: Dsquared2′s Showroom
What: Hanging out with Dsquared2 designer Dan Caten (half of design duo Dean & Dan).
13. Where: Backstage at Dsquared2
What: Getting to chat with the one and only Renzo Rosso backstage at Dsquared2 about his favorite vacation spots. He’s a genius.
14. Where: Dsquared2
What: Who says cat sweaters are only for grandmothers? Lots of color at the very entertaining Dsquared2 show. The Caten brothers have a bright outlook on the Milanese man’s innate style for next season. A very entertaining show
15. Where: Dsquared2
What: Hanging with my new fashion week family backstage after the Dsquared2 show. Good times with these guys—Avo Yermagyan, Marnie Toocaram, Adwoa Aboah, Dougie Poynter, and Sai Bennett.
Published on Jun 24, 2014
See these highlights from the Details Fashion Week party in Milan. Includes interviews with celebrity attendees Joe Jonas, Josh Peskowitz, Massimiliano Giornetti, Gaia Trussardi, and others
One third of the legendary Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas, is featured in our Galore man section which shouldn’t come to any one as surprise. He’s one of our fave hot talented boys. Check out his interview with us below!
What is one perception that people have of Joe Jonas that is not true?
That I am a scientist. I am not a scientist.
The Jonas brothers were like the modern day Jackson 5, who did you idolize growing up?
Growing up, I really admired front men. Performers like Freddie Mercury and Bono were huge inspirations for me. When they were on stage, they owned the audience.
You are really into fashion. What brand will you be sporting this summer?
Diesel has some great bathing suits I’ve been wearing as shorts. And Sandro tank tops.
You have been linked to some of the most beautiful women ever, but what turns you on most in a woman?
I know people say this a lot, but it’s true for me: Confidence. That and a sense of humor. A good taste in music helps.
Do you consider yourself a hopeless romantic?
I think I’m not very romantic. I like to do nice and thoughtful things for my girl. But I’m not hopeless – more like a hopeful romantic.
How do you get beach body ready for summer? Any work out routines or regiments?
Surgery. Lots of it. Oh…Also going to the gym and Modo Yoga.
Many girls would love to know what dating Joe Jonas would be like?
Hmm, I wouldn’t know. I’ve never dated him.
Boxers or briefs?
Are you a morning person?
Yes, after I’ve had some coffee, and it’s after 12pm.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Odin Number 10.
What song is currently on repeat in your car?
“You & Me” – Disclosure (Flume Remix).
One thing that annoys you?
When my car is dirty.
Favorite vacation spot?
Somewhere tropical – like Antigua.
Cats or Dogs
I’m a dog person. Unless I can keep Grumpy Cat. Then I will take him.
Biggie or Tupac?
Everything is bigger in Texas?
So I’ve been told.
Have you ever went on a date with a fan?
If they were making a Jonas Bros movie, who would you like to see casted as you?
What can we expect from Joe Jonas this year?
A lot of exciting new things. I’ll definitely be working on my music, as well as some other new projects that are still in the early stages, but I’m really looking forward to what the rest of this year has in store.
“Instant Need” – FKJ
“Snake Charmer” – Bag Raiders
“Keep You” – Wild Belle
“Hurricane” – MS MR (Goldroom Remix)
“From Nowhere” – Dan Croll
“58 BPM” – Tensnake