Songwriter Claude Kelly to MTV about working with Joe Jonas: ‘My process when I go in with an artist is to ask them right off the bat, ‘What’s going on in your life?’ ..and he hasn’t held back at all. He’s like, ‘I want to talk about this girl or how hot she is or we’re breaking up or we’re together.’
He’ll say it, he’ll put his life in the song, which makes the best songs. It’s gonna be good, absolutely. And that’s the fun part: to let [fans] figure it out and let them listen to it over and over and dissect those parts. So, I was blown away about..
..how together he was on this record and how willing he was to take chances. I was really impressed with his artistry. He really knows what he wants. His vocals are really awesome, range-wise. Obviously, he’s a sex symbol already, but he’s really gonna play into a sex-symbol role and get the girls on his side.
He’s doing edgier, more urban music. I’ve been working with [producer] Danja. It’s edgy, urban pop where he can showcase his voice in a way people haven’t heard him before. So, he’s singing more edgy things, the music is more mature, but fun still.’