Nick Jonas chatted with Daily Record about his solo career and how his brothers are handling it: ‘If there’s something we disagree on, we’ll have a conversation about it. But it’s not an immature kind of ‘I’m right and I’m gonna be stubborn about it’ way. We’re open to each other’s comments. We have a great respect for each other. And we never forget that we are family. Our common passion is music. That really binds us together.’
Wise words for all X Factor hopefuls: ‘I think a lot of younger artists today just try to be famous first and a good musician or actor second. They have their priorities mixed up. Ray Charles once said, ‘I don’t want to be famous, I just want to be great. That comes close to our mantra in life.
A lot of fans come up to me and say, ‘I’m a songwriter. I want to be a musician one day. That’s what I love to hear, when somebody says, ‘I want to be a musician’, ‘I want to be an artist’, or ‘I want to be an actor’, as opposed to ‘I want to be famous’. When you are whole-hearted about what you do in life, and I’ve always strived to be the best I can be, that’s the attitude you should have.’
On the music he likes: ‘I’m a big fan of The Zutons and Kings Of Leon. There is a bunch of bands that I like, but the Kanye West album is really great. And there is this band called Leland who are really wonderful, too.’ Nick laughed when asked about having a serious girlfriend: ‘At the end of the day, I’m still in high school. And to think that people are interested in my high school relationships is kind of funny. For us, we’re very flattered by the fact that we have a lot of female fans. It’s not bad. I’m not gonna lie.
I think we consider ourselves normal guys who are doing our best, and that’s what we’ve been saying from the beginning. Live like you’re at the bottom even if you’re at the top. For us, that just means staying humble and doing your best every day. We’re not saying we’re perfect. Nobody’s perfect, but we’re doing our a best. We’re just trying to do our best to make our mum proud and to be gentlemen.’