After selling millions of albums and winning the hearts of fans worldwide as a member of The Jonas Brothers, 22-year-old Joe Jonas is ready to break out on his own.
Jonas is set to release his solo debut album, FastLife, on Oct. 11.
Jonas recently talked to Parade.com about performing without his brothers, why he’s not afraid to open up about love and heartache on his new album and touring with Britney Spears.
On venturing out on his own…
“It’s been really awesome to see how many people have supported me on this solo project. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling and recording over the past year, trying to do everything I can to get in the studio and work with new producers and writers and try to see what I can come up with. I’ve been really lucky to find some incredible people to work with and I’m really happy with the album.”
On touring with Britney Spears…
“It is a dream come true. She’s the perfect headliner. I’ve always been a huge fan of her music. I can’t wait to go over to Europe. It’s going to be the greatest experience.”
What’s it like performing without his brothers?
“There are times when I miss them onstage, and I wish they could be with me and be able to experience the things I’m experiencing, but it’s good for them to have this time to themselves too and kind of relax. I’m really loving this experience. To be able to get on stage on my own and travel and perform is great.”
On sharing songs about past relationships with the world.
“Part of me is nervous about that. There are some songs that I definitely go, ‘Ok, I hope people don’t read into it too much.’ It’s a very honest state of mind to go into when you’re writing a record because you want to be completely honest. A lot of the songs are fun and just about having a good time, but there are songs in there that are deep and I get more into my personal life. I want to do my best to be as honest as possible.”
Wondering about Nick and Kevin’s reaction to Joe’s new album? Visit Parade.com to find out more and learn who Joe cites as his musical mentor.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.