Joe Jonas has had a busy month. In addition to premiering a new track with his brothers (their first in four years!), finishing up their fifth album, and planning a summer tour, the singer is spending his free time mentoring real teens—like you!
In fact, you can enter for a chance to be mentored by the 22-year-old JoBro by creating a video around the statement “One Day I’ll…” If you’re selected, he’ll help you make your dreams a reality. Pretty cool, right?
We caught up with Joe to hear about his dreams, mentors, and best advice for breaking into the industry.
If you could spend one whole day doing anything, what would it be?
Go on an adventure with Sir Richard Branson
What do you dream of doing one day?
While I’ve certainly achieved a lot of my dreams, one dream I still have is to one day win a Grammy Award with my brothers. I would also love to perform at the Grammys again.
Who inspired you as a kid?
I have always been inspired by my dad, both as a kid and now. He has always encouraged me and my dreams, not only musically, but also overall. He’s a great person to go to for advice.
You’re a mentor for Acuvue. What’s your best advice for teens with big dreams?
Practice makes perfect! I know it sounds cliché, but it’s really true. Also, you can never do enough. Personally, my brothers and I always said yes to any opportunity that came our way and any chance to perform, and we always practiced and tried to get better to help us reach our dreams.
What are your style essentials?
Boots. Flat brim hat. Backpack.
The new song is great. How would you describe the sound of the next album?
I’m really excited for our fans to hear the next album, which we’ve been working on for the last year. We had our hand in writing all of the music, and Nick produced the whole album. I like it when people are able to come up with their own personal feelings about the new music, but what I can say is that we incorporated a lot of instruments on this new album and that there is a lot of range. Some songs are more rock, others are a bit more broken down.
What else are you working on right now?
Besides being a mentor for the Acuvue® 1-Day Contest, my main focus is on the band and releasing the new music we’ve worked so hard on. I’m also really looking forward to getting back on the road—we start our North American tour, which is being presented by Huawei, on July 10th in Chicago, and will perform in over 25 cities. Tickets are on sale now—you can find more information on jonasbrothers.com!
Joe Jonas talks about his bike, and how it got stolen when answering the question: “What is your favorite bike path in New York City ?”
Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas stop to greet fans outside SiriusXM on April 17, 2013.
Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Nick Jonas stop by SiriusXM to chat with Lance Bass on April 17, 2013. The interview will be posted sometime in May!
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Joe Jonas is featured in the 126th issue of FLAUNT Magazine with Zac Efron on the cover. The issue is called The Mercenary Issue: We Box It Out. It’s available on newsstands now. Joe’s article is called “YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE FAMOUS.” Joe goes on to talk about the two types of people that want fame, and how they approach it.
It’s been four years since the Jonas Brothers released their last album, but middle brother Joe hasn’t been taking a break by any means.
Not only did he release a solo album, Fastlife, in 2011, he has also starred on brother Kevin’s reality show Married to Jonas (the series’ second season premieres this spring), just wrapped a tour of South America with his brothers, and has a new Jonas Brothers album in the works.
Plus, Joe has returned for a third year as a mentor to a teen for ACUVUE’s 1-Day contest. “I continue to have dreams that I want to accomplish, and the fact that I’m able to hear their stories and somehow, through what I’ve gone through, I can help them,” he said.
The singer, 23, talked to Parade.com about the new Jonas Brothers album, filming Married to Jonas, and why he’s still gunning for a Grammy win.
On the Jonas Brothers new album (no release date yet!).
“My brothers and I have been working on an album for the last about seven, eight months now and we have just finished. I’m really excited about sharing with the fans and keeping it under lock and key until that time comes up, and it’s been a very exciting process. Nick’s been producing all the music so we really have been the chefs in the kitchen with our project.”
On what the album will sound like.
“I like when people are able to come up with their own personal feelings on it. But what I can say is we used some brass in the music. We’ve been able to incorporate a lot more instruments, and even Nick, used some of the electronic drums and what his computer can do. It’s pretty phenomenal.”
On what other artists inspired the new album.
“A lot of old school music—not only blues, but soul music and also some dance music that we were listening to. On top of that, there are artists like Bruno Mars and a couple others that are really using a lot of instruments in their live music that they incorporate with the album. That’s what we’ve been trying to do.”
On how life has changed since the Jonas Brothers’ last album.
“I would say quite a lot! I mean, going from living in the same bedroom as three other brothers and working every day, to now being able to pick and choose opportunities, and I still get to do my music. I think my favorite piece now is that we have our own label and we have all of our rights to our music. We’re also able to create tours ourselves, from packaging a record to [deciding] what [the tour] looks like on a stage. Putting that all together has been a really exciting process.”
On the difference between international fans and American fans.
“International fans, I think because there’s a language barrier, are very physical and loud. So it’s exciting, but can be nerve-wracking sometimes. It’s a thrill to be able to have opportunities to go to these different cities and places that sometimes you can’t pronounce, and fans are singing the words to all your songs. It’s an overwhelming experience.”
On which he prefers: performing solo or with his brothers.
“I prefer being back with my brothers. I’ve learned over time that you really rely on them. When I did the solo project, it was a learning experience because I realized how much pressure you put on yourself, whether it is a live performance or even a recording or interviews. You get tired. When you have your brothers there, you’re not answering every question by yourself or you’re not performing every song by yourself, and that’s a great thing to able to experience, and also a learning tool.”
On whether he’ll go solo again.
“Maybe eventually, but as of right now, my priority is the band.”
On how Married to Jonas has changed the brothers’ dynamic.
“[While filming,] you’re always thinking about the fact that there’s a camera in your face, but I think it’s one of those things where you just be yourself. It is a little bit different because it’s the first time in our lives where we don’t have the opportunity to edit or say “let’s cut this,” like when we’ve done filming before. So now, actually having an official reality show is a little bit intense when it’s in somebody else’s hands. But at the same time, it’s a great way for the fans to also be able to see our music and how we’re a family.”
On what goals he still wants to achieve.
“I would love to be able to do more acting and even build my charity a bit more so I can reach more people. It would be an incredible opportunity to be nominated again for a Grammy and potentially win one.”
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Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas attended a press conference on Friday, March 22nd, the day before their final show on the South American tour in Figali Convention Center, Panama City.
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The Jonas Brothers invade Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, MN to announce plans for We Day MN on October 8th, 2013. Learn more at WeDay.com!
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Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas did a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico on January 23, 2013. They talked about the album, what they look for in a girl, rumors, and more!
Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas speak at a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Thursday at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Jonas Brothers sing for the members of the press during their Manila press conference.