Joe Jonas revealed on his rivalry with Justin Bieber: ‘That’s funny. I’ve been through it a couple of times; the same thing happened to us with Hanson. We had a conversation with Hanson and said we had nothing against them, and [they told us] the same thing happened with them and *NSYNC [with a fake rivalry]. And same thing for Bieber. He’s doing him, and that’s all that really matters. As long as you’re independent artists, then you’re fine. I don’t even think there’s much comparison with Bieber, because there’s totally a big age difference, there’s a similar fanbase, but a lot of his fans are a little bit younger..
..[My] songs are a bit more mature,” he says. “The things that I speak about ..I really hope 11-year-olds aren’t relating to them, or their parents are going to have to talk. I’m 21, so [I sing about] things a 21-year-old would deal with. And if an 11-year-old or whatever wants to listen to my music, that’s great, I’m more than happy. I just feel the core audience is going to be a little older.
Everybody has to go through their own experiences, good and bad, to become the artists they want to become, or the person they want to become. Sometimes I definitely look at artists — not naming names — but I just go, ‘Oh man, I can see where this is going!’ It’s kind of cool to see that I’m in a more mature area of my life. It feels like as I grow up so does my music and so do my fans, and it’s a good feeling.’