Joe Jonas doing an interview with Chuey from 102.7 KIIS FM at Wango Tango before presenting Ryan Seacrest on May 11, 2013.
Meeting with Joe Jonas
While his solo album “FastLife” a hit around the world, Joe Jonas was kind enough to grant us an interview about the solo experience. Here are his impressions and future challenges, just for you. Interview with a young man who can still surprise us.
Trinity: Hi Joe. What is your favorite track on your album and can you tell us why?
Joe Jonas: It’s hard for me to pick one. But to answer your question, my choice would be “I’m Sorry.” I wrote this song to talk about a relationship ending. And probably too soon. I wanted to express the fact that I wanted to apologize. It is part of a song for which I had to really push me to express my feelings about this and the most honest possible. I think many people will end up in the words of “I’m Sorry.”
Can you tell us about your collaboration with Britney Spears concerts? What was it like working with her?
I am very pleased with the idea of being on tour with Britney. I think it’s crazy to have been huge fan and end up opening the concert. The first time was in the United States, our first date together, and the fans were fantastic. In October, the tour was to Europe, and for me it was a great experience.
When you choose your songs for your concert, how do you know where you’re going to sing on stage?
I sing all the singles. But also a medley of songs from Jonas, that the fans love, some titles of my favorite artists and of course my favorite songs in my album. I always make this choice without losing sight of the desire of my fans. I want to be able to offer the best concert possible.
Hopefully see you in concert in France soon?
Have stayed at home on October 21 opening for Britney in Montpellier. I hope to return next year for my solo concerts. Paris is a city I love most, so I do not miss an opportunity to come back here.
The fans are very concerned about the fact that you start a solo career. For them, it could mean the end of the Jonas Brothers. Will you work together again soon?
The Jonas Brothers are still a group. We just took our time, each in our own way to work on our individual projects. In subsequent years, this will not prevent us from making a new album together.
Haveyou sought the advice of your brothers to design Fastlife?
When I told my brothers that I thought to do a solo album, they were immediately very enthusiastic and supportive. Their main advice was to really take my time with regard to music. So that I can find a sound that really belongs to me. That’s what I did, I listened. They are very happy for me and each one has his favorite songs on the album.
Would you say that your French fans are different from your American fans and why?
The fans are different in each country. That’s what’s great. My French fans are great and they always give me great gifts. They are truly amazing and I love them.
Which artist are you listening right now?
Right now, I am fully in Foster The People, I think they do a really cool music and I’m still a huge fan of Adele. Metronomy, I still love their music.
What is your favorite, acting or singing?
I love to do both. I love singing for people, on a screen or on stage. I am a passionate, so I like to do both.
If you had to choose between being a singer and an actor?
Neither! I would like to take cooking classes to good food.
What is the best memory of your career?
The memory that comes immediately to mind is the time I sang a song from the Beatles at the White House for President Obama to Paul McCartney. It was an honor for me.
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Joe Jonas spoke with Ryan Seacrest on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday, June 14.
“It was my first time performing without my brothers. It was exciting, yet flying there I started getting those jitters, that feeling of oh crap, this is about to happen.” Joe added, “It is an interesting feeling, I’ve performed before by myself, but actually performing my stuff alone, solo, it was a new experience. It was a flash, it was 15 minutes on stage, I just wanted to keep going, because once I got into the rhythm I was feeling so comfortable, I loved it.”
“Everybody is taking the time to do their own thing right now, we’re just on a break right now.”
“Nick is traveling and working on music all over the world and Kevin has some great opportunities that he doing in New York right now.” Joe says. Ryan recently saw Kevin and got a vibe that he was inching towards building a family. “I think they may be getting the itch to maybe have kids. They have gotten so many dogs now, they have 3 and every once in awhile I will get a picture of a new little fluff ball that I could put in my pocket. So, there is definitely an itch going on there,” Joe replies.
“It’s an end of a chapter song,” explained Joe, 21. “It’s about a break-up and going through situations where everything reminds you of the person.” When asked if this chapter was about ex-girlfriend, “Twilight” star Ashley Greene, Joe replied “I don’t want to name names, because then I think people are not going to be able to say ‘Hey I can relate to that’ if I say it, but they can determine who it is.”
“Heartache is never easy to go through, but you have to go through situations to have product to write about,” says Joe, who split with Ashley in March after they reportedly drifted apart due to busy work schedules.
The new album isn’t only about relationships and heartache though, as Joe says his influences stemmed from hip hop and Latin music and everything in between.
“See No More is one of the only slower songs on the record. A lot of them are about being 21 and going out with your friends and enjoying life,” Joe says.
When asked about Nicks romance with Australian beauty Delta Goodrem, “They’re getting close. I don’t want to speak on his behalf. I was hanging out with them last night. Since, they are not here, I don’t want to get in trouble, I could get a phone call tomorrow,” Joe said jokingly. “They seem happy, so I’m happy for whatever is going on.”
Listen to the interview here!
Joe Jonas performed at B96 Radio’s Summerbash on June 11, 2011 in Chicago! Showbiz Shelly interviewed Joe Jonas backstage and talked about performing solo for the first time, his family, and more. Watch the video of the interview here!