Rolling Stone thinks that ‘Paranoid’ is about Taylor Swift: Jonas Brothers
seem to have struck back, against Taylor Swift’s ‘Forever & Always’ in the first single Paranoid. While it’s a far, far, far cry from the Black Sabbath song of the same name, it does edge into slightly harder territory than than the sugary power pop of last year’s A Little Bit Longer.
On the synth-heavy tune, Joe Jonas is ‘caught in a nightmare/ can’t wake up.’ But for those reading for, say, teen turmoil, this passage may set off alarms: ‘That’s why my ex is still my ex/I never trust a word she says/ I’m running
all the background checks/ And she’s freaking out.’
Nick: ‘This new album for us I wouldn’t say it’s a big jump, but it definitely is a progression in our music and a growth for us. Joe: ‘It has a lot of more kind of horns and a lot more strings. Also there’s more to the music rather than just a typical kind of relationship song.’