It’s happening – the return of mid-late 2000’s Disney royalty, the Jonas Brothers. Yesterday on Friday, March 1st, the pop band released their first new music since their second live album came out in 2013 – a laid back, catchy single titled ‘Sucker’.
The track hits hard – the opening line ‘we go together‘, cooed in the unmistakable falsetto of Nick Jonas, introduces the song, and little by little the groovy drum beat and minimal instrumentals pick up. The second part of the verse kicks in – Joe Jonas singing ‘I’ve been dancing on top of cars and stumbling out of bars’. It sounds like a line straight from a song by Joe’s other band, DNCE, boasting a compelling rhyme scheme and bouncy rhythm. The chorus sings out ‘I’m a sucker for all the subliminal things no one knows about you, you’re making the typical me break my typical rules’. Suave, sweet, at your service. Classic Jonas Brothers.
The best thing about this song, for me, is the apparent growth in songwriting the band has undergone. Nick’s vocals are the epitome of pop artist, no doubt the result of his successful solo career, and the DNCE influence in the rhythms, bassline, and tone of the song is undeniable. Overall, the song is an excellent opener for whatever they have coming next, and I can’t wait for more music from them. If you haven’t heard the song yet, find it on Spotify here, and if you’d like to watch the ‘Sucker‘ music video (featuring the members’ significant others!) you can find it on Youtube or by following this link here.