Nick Jonas talk to MTV about ‘Who I Am‘ album: ‘Going back to that point, it’s hard to play it song by song, and I have to play the [whole] record, ’cause that’s how we made it. Track by track, some of my favorites are ‘Last Time Around.’ It’s kind of the most Stevie Wonder-inspired one. And ‘Rose Garden’ is the first song on the record ..so it kind of set the template.
There is a song called ‘In the End’ ..which is the most Bill Withers-inspired song on the record. It’s actually about someone taking things that don’t belong to them and how it will come back to haunt them..
The artists that I was kind of going for was people like Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and, as far as lyrics, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash. [I] really try to pour some heart and soul through these songs. And Prince played a big role, obviously, with the band being the New Power Generation. So it was fun.’