Before the tour with Demi, he'll be releasing a brand new album titled Last Year Was Complicated on June 10. Here we have the first single from the album "Close" featuring Tove Lo. While "Levels" was a club banger, "Close" finds Nick Jonas slowing things down with a hard-hitting R&B sound. First Keke, then Ariana and now Nick is bringing us a more vulnerable and grown-up number. It's definitely far from what's being played non-stop on the radio right now, and I'm not complaining. I've always loved Nick's vocals ("I still get Jealous!"--and I still can't sing that song LOL) and this song is on point!
It's not a flashy in-your-face, upbeat, pop/dance track and I LOVE that it's not any of those things. I love the mature sound and I think it's a perfect sample of what's to come on the album. Nick spoke out on Twitter about the upcoming album,
“I’ve been making this record for a year and a half… Pouring everything I have into it. Tomorrow night I’m gonna show the world the first single. When I first started making I thought I knew what it would be about… Then I had a breakup...It then became very clear what this thing would be about… And that I would need to dig really deep. Sh-t is too real sometimes… Reliving some of these real life experiences through this music is hard. But I know it’s important that I do it. I want to be an open book in my art.. The first song you’re gonna hear tomorrow night is about how I literally can’t open up and be vulnerable with someone. "
Damn. Sh*t just got real.
In addition to releasing the first single, we also get a visual with Tove Lo. You can check it out below. What do you think?
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