Joe Jonas’ second single, ‘Just In Love’, off his solo album, Fastlife will be available on Amazon and iTunes on September 13!
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1. All This Time
2. Just In Love
3. See No More
4. Love Slayer
6. Make You Mine
9. Not Right Now
10. Take It and Run
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Joe Jonas and Jay Sean won’t commit to performing together when the two hit the road Sept. 6 in Boston for an 18-date North American tour. “There’s something to be said for surprises and not giving anything way,” Sean told reporters during a conference call to promote the co-headlining run.
But the idea of creating some music together does intrigue both artists.
“I think it would be awesome to come up with something on the road,” Jonas said. “There’s a studio bus I’ve used in the past. I can see getting on the road and us creating music together. I think that I’d definitely be open to doing something.” Sean added that, “I never say no to something. You never know unless you try… All I know is we’re definitely going to have a lot of fun on the road, so who knows?”
Regardless of what they do together, Jonas and Sean with both have plenty of new music to offer fans during the tour. Jonas’ first solo album, “FastLife,” comes out after the trek, on Oct. 11, but he’s already released the Chris Brown-featuring first single, “See No More,” and leaked a bit of another song, “Just Love.” He told Billboard.com that he’ll be “relying on YouTube” clips of early tour performances to help familiarize fans with the new material — as well as a Jonas Brothers medley that will be part of his shows. “Playing new music, people are going to be listening to it,” Jonas added. “It’s gonna be more watching than anything. Luckily with our day and age people are able to learn lyrics online from YouTube rather than having to steal it, which is always nice.”
Jonas described “FastLife” as “a bit more urban, hip-hop and dance stuff I’ve never really done with my brothers. I was able to go in a different route and try some new sounds.” Lyrically, he said, he tried to “challenge myself..to be more honest in my lyrics and taking that bigger leap.” Jonas said he worked on the album with a number of different producers, including Nate “Danja” Hills, and he also alluded to guest collaborations that he’s keeping “under wraps” for now but promised they’d be revealed “sooner rather than later.”
Jonas says that “timing” allowed him to work on “FastLife” outside of the sibling trio. “It seemed like an appropriate time for all of us to take off” from the group, he said. Jonas worked on the album for a year, explaining that, “I wanted to spend a little more time in the studio and discover something..I’ve always been intrigued to go on my own path to create something different I’ve always been into kind of dance music and electro music, hip-hop music. Once I found the time, I was excited to go for it. Luckily my brothers have been very supportive, and I’m pumped to release this content.”
As for the Jonas Brothers, Joe predicted that the group would probably work together again “in the next two years. It could be six months, it could be two years. It all depends on the success of this album and how far it will carry out.”
Jay Sean, meanwhile, will have one new release for the tour — a mixtape called “The Mistress” that comes out Sept. 6 — while his fourth studio album, “Freeze Time,” is due out later this year. ” ‘Freeze Time’ should be called ‘Too Much Time,’ to be honest,” Sean cracked about the follow-up to 2009′s “All or Nothing.” “It’s my fourth album, so I wanted to get it right. I wanted it to sound like a combination of songs that is timely now, today. I didn’t want it to get dated. While I was making it music was changing so much. I didn’t want to just have an album full of music that was just recent.” He said the set will have “uptempo, uplifting, positive songs…We’ve got that pop element in there, and also the heavy R&B backbone which is really my roots…’Freeze Time’ is going to be a mixture of pop and dance and R&B.” Pitbull is the only guest he mentioned, on a song he described as “absolutely a club smash.”
He considers “The Mistress” “a passion project” that he “could put out in the meantime for the fans to say thank you for the wait” for “Freeze Time.” “It’s not geared towards the charts or radio or fitting the current climate,” Sean adds. “It’s more of a grown-up project, a little bit more explicit, very, very super honest lyrics based around a theme of promiscuity, love, sex, love triangles.” “The Mistress” features Lupe Fiasco on “a neo soul sound…a whole different type of sound America hasn’t heard from me.”
Joe Jonas – Speaking of…
Interview about See No More and his solo career with Music on Demand
Joe says to People that his guilty pleasure song would have to be ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears. (Watch around 0:19)
Joe Jonas plays a game of ‘Would You Rather’ with iHeartRadio. Some of his answers may surprise you!
Watch our exclusive interview with Joe Jonas moments before he took the stage for his recent Live On Letterman performance. Turns out Joe has seen Paul Schaffer in the buff and has some exciting plans for his upcoming tour(s) – learn more after the jump!
Watch the interview here!
The JoBro says he’s been working for over a year on a stage act to match his dance-heavy solo album.
Joe Jonas is gearing up for a very busy fall: He’s heading out on the road with Jay Sean for a 19-city tour; his first solo album, Fast Life, hits stores October 11, and then he’ll jet off with Britney Spears for the European leg of her Femme Fatale Tour. Though his single, “See No More,” has been out for months, and he’s been performing all over the place lately, there’s still a chance this Jonas brother’s new sound might surprise his longtime fans.
“The biggest difference is a little bit more urban and dance electronic stuff,” Jonas told MTV News at the mtvU VMA Concert to Benefit Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV. “I’ve been influenced by a lot of different artists throughout my life and this is my opportunity to kind of show the world a little bit more about what I like writing and what I like coming up with musically.”
If he’s delivering that kind of sound, fans will probably expect him to show off his dance moves onstage, and Jonas says he’s been working to perfect them for quite some time.
“It was a little bit difficult in the beginning to feel comfortable with it,” Jonas said of learning his dance steps. ” I’ve been rehearsing for a little over a year with Marty, who’s a choreographer I work with, and he’s made me feel a lot more comfortable onstage, a lot more comfortable in my own skin, which made the whole process 100 percent better.”
Just last week, Jonas unveiled Fast Life’s album cover, which he said is the perfect representation of the upcoming release.
“We had a couple of photo shoots trying to decide which direction we wanted to go in,” Jonas said of the album cover. “And just kind of came together with having a really cool background and explaining Fast Life.”
So what do those words mean for Jonas?
“I think my life has been so crazy busy for the past year and a half, and I kind of wanted to show people a little bit more of what my life is about, bring them into it a little bit more, so that’s been a fun experience.” Jonas said.
Watch the video of the interview here!
Joe Jonas is no stranger to touring and living life on the road. He’s been doing it for years with his brothers and now he’s getting ready to embark on a co-headling tour with Jay Sean.
Packing your life into a bus for anywhere from a month to a year can be very difficult. Some times you just have to pack the essentials. So what does Joe have to have on the road with him? When he dropped by our studio last week, we had to ask! Take a peek at the video for the answer.
Joe also did a live chat with Meaghan Martin on Friday and you can now check out all the highlights. And if you missed Joe explaining the meaning behind the name of his album Fastlife and more, you can catch up here.
For Joe’s tour dates and ticket information, be sure to visit joejonasmusic.com.
Check out the highlights from the Acuvue Live Chat with Joe Jonas and Meaghan Martin! The live chat was broadcasted on August 26, 2011 on Cambio!