A new time is about to start for Nick Jonas, and he is very excited about it. He decided to make a solo move on his music career by creating an album outside the whole Jonas Brothers phenomenon.
Rolling Stone magazine reported that the seventeen year old pop star teamed up with three former members of Prince’s New Power Generation –which debuted live during the Nude Tour in 1990 and then recorded on 1991 the album Diamonds and Pearls.
The four of them headed to Blackbird Studio located in Nashville TN, where artist like Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton or Dixie Chicks have recorded many albums, to record the new set of songs written by Nick, which according to him “they weren’t good for the Jonas Brothers.”
The recording of the ten songs was done in just eight days. Nick counted with his backing band called The Administration, related to Nick’s nickname Mr. President.
What should we expect from Nick’s debut?
On his own words “It’s very much like a Sixties or Seventies thing –we play together as a band and recorded with very few overdubs.” His biggest influences are Bill Withers and Stevie Wonders, along with much younger artists like Jonny Lang. He is going to explore the Southern R&B and Old-Soul tunes, a much more mature style. We wonder if Nick could pull it off. However we’ll have to wait until February, 2, 2010, the date when the album Who I am will be released. It will include titles such as The Rose Garden, Olive & An Arrow, Conspiracy Theory and State of Emergency. Before that, on January 2, Nick and The Administration will go on a short road-tour in order to test the material.
Nick expresses his wishes about people’s first reaction to the album “I hope than when people listen to it, they listen with unbiased ears.”