WHY The Jonas Brothers Took Time Off

Kevin Jonas BILLBOARD interview. Kevin: ‘In the past we used influences that inspired us, the Beatles, the Jackson 5, things like that. This time around we used influences that were happening for us now, new music, things that were getting us inspired to get in the studio and write. We really listen to a lot of Frank Ocean, Miguel, Calvin Harris, artists that were doing something unique in the moment we were writing this album. It really adapted to the way we were thinking and where we were at. We were just trying to be who we were and who we are, and I think that (music) really helped.’

Kevin says the album should definitely come out in the fall but had a tough start around February of 2009: ‘We got in the studio and we started writing and it didn’t feel right. It was like, ‘Ugh, it’s not happening yet.’ So we took some time off. We were able to say, ‘OK, this isn’t right for us yet,’ and that was fine.”

They wrote First Time in 2012: ‘We came back together and wrote that song and then everything changed. We were like, ‘Right now we know what we’re looking to do. Things are a little bit different’ and the focus, the album, all of it changed and it really triggered some forward progress.’

‘Wedding Bells’ is not about Danielle: ‘It’s a thinker. If you know our past at all, know my brothers’ past, especially, it was a very honest song in the moment. You have to write what you’re feeling. It doesn’t mean you’re always gonna feel that way; just like anything in life, it’s just at that moment you’re feeling a certain way so you write it, and definitely thinks change.’

Kevin on the new tour: ‘It’s a big Jonas production as always, but in a different way. We’re rally gonna focus on the music and the aesthetic and the feel. It’ll be much more of a party than things were, even in the past.’ On reality show break: ‘They are not filming right now; we actually wrapped the second season, so we’re gonna have to see what happens with the next phase. It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been very encouraging that we’ve been able to do a show like that. WE didn’t know how it was going to be right away, but it’s been great and we’ve had a great time doing it. We’ll see how long this season of our lives lasts.’

  • Anonymous

    they’re irrelevant because they’re lazy (especially, Joe). they don’t care about work and promote their music.

  • Anonymous

    that break was the worst decision of their career. their summer tour isnt anywhere close to selling out, there are still so many tickets left at not just one or two venues but most of the venues they will be playing. as a an i really hope they regain their popularity. The fans they have now, are the fans they had from the beginning. i doubt they will be able to attract any new fans as they are much older and are starting to make more mature music.

  • Anonymous

    Nick continued to get payed with Broadway and producing. The other 2 don’t matter.

  • shilpa

    i agree they are lazy but come on they are not irrelevant at all. slowly but surely, they have started to gain back some of their former glory thats why their new single first time is #14 at bilboards bubbling hot 100 without any promotion.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly they probably will never reach the type of fame they had before and should have stayed with it for at least another year. Kind of blame Kevin and Danielle for that. You get one shot at fame and money and you should grab it for as long as it lasts. BUT that does not mean they cannot go on to write and perform music and other interests. Should have made enough money to follow whatever dreams they have.

  • Anonymous

    Nick do ,ire miley song those are the best lyrically and passionately,it seem she the one that inspired grat music writing in him no one else has done that.

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  • Anonymous

    Now that Nick was seen with a shorter chick, it makes you wonder why he and Joe even hang out with models. The guys aren’t very tall, and the models seem so out of proportion to them. Like a different species. Nick & Joe are muscular but they are small-boned. Models have everything in bigger proportion to look good in clothes.

  • Anonymous

    Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas

  • Anonymous

    Fans are just so annoying when they are out trying to have a nice lunch date. OK so look at them but dont expect them to take pictures with each and every one of you. What an intrusion just leave them alone to enjoy their meal.

  • Anonymous

    Which chat is that gif from?

  • xAskTaylorx

    Jul 6, 2013 @ 07:48 am
    Anonymous said:
    Which chat is that gif from?

    ——–

    It’s from there live chat back in August. =]

  • Tina

    people calling jb irrelevant are stupid coz they are still and we all know that and this is coming from a non jonas fan.

  • Tina

    people calling jb irrelevant are stupid coz they are still relevant and we all know that and this is coming from a non jonas fan.

  • Anonymous

    Did nicks date buy her own lunch

  • Anonymous

    xAskTaylorx said:
    What was with the money exchange? Anyone here know?


    I agree did she buy her own lunch?

  • Anonymous

    Yes Tiffany Paul and Joe all gave Nick money for lunch. Blanda tried to give him money but he didn’t take it so Joe probably gave him enough for both.

    So I doubt it was a date I don’t think Nick would make her pay if it was a date.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not a date. She’s a childhood friend of Nick’s, Tiffany Giardina. And yup, they settled up the bill.

  • Anonymous

    It’s OBVIOUS “Wedding Bells” is about Miley, why are they are pretending it’s not obvious at this point?…

  • xAskTaylorx

    =D

  • Anonymous

    i just want to go to a corner and cry, love them so bad

  • Anonymous

    well wedding bells is about miley and everybody knows that writen by nick he always writes songs and for fans

  • Anonymous

    What dumbass thought that song was about or for Dani? The lyrics clearly describe an ex girlfriend getting married, and having mixed feelings, so why would there be a song like that about Kevin’s /wife/ Miley and Nick already confirmed it and blahbah *waits for Niley stans and spam*

  • Anonymous

    Wait hold up bitches, Jackson 5? YOU ARE NO JACKSON 5 or are you beatles & your shit music doesn’t sound inspired by those amazing artists especially Jackson 5 *facepalm*

  • Anonymous

    If you ever listen to Nick & Joe singing “Diamonds” or “Thinkin’ Bout You” or “Falling Slowly” you’d know they are just as talented as anyone out there AND the Jackson 5 did not play any instruments. Best leave the judging to the experts. Paul McCartney CHOSE them to sing his song at the White House. And Nick was CHOSEN as having done one of the 5 best Michael Jackson covers when he covered “The Way You Make Me Feel”. (and he played guitar on it, which Michael did not do)

  • julia

    It is to weep to think that it took 4 years to release this CD ghost and now comes to speak who were listening to other singers instead of seeking inspiration propria is to end the few fans that still remains.
    Kevin is too narcissistic to think that everything in life comes down to the Daniela Jonas is and always has been a farce.
    I’m tired of them losers and lazy Kevin will record the third season of ridiculous reality’m in shock that will be not get tired of making a fool of myself up to promote and put in evidence the woman has limits.
    The Jonas became tiresome, repetitive and without notion.

  • xAskTaylorx

    What was with the money exchange? Anyone here know?

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t like to date a Jonas the way nick Jonas leave alone the girl to me that not gentleman like, so what the fans see him or anyone he focus should be wh he. Dating at that moment and trat her with respect and don’t shy her away from you because of some paranoid notion that nobody will buy your music