NICK JONAS stars on the cover and inside exclusively announces his new track, Remember I Told You, which is being released at midnight tomorrow!
Keep reading for excerpts from the interview below.
Nick Jonas on the cover of The HERO Summer Zine launch issue
Here are some excerpts from the interview with Nick.
“The new track was written last year while I was on tour, which is one of my favourite times to write, when I’m constantly in front of new audiences and being inspired on a nightly basis. It was a rainy day in Maine, so I went on the studio bus and I started this track and I really liked the way it sounded. I text Mike Posner who was the special guest on the tour, I was like, “Hey man, why don’t you come onto the bus, I’ve got this track going you might be into.” He came out, listened to it two times, and was like, “I love it, I’ve got some lyric ideas.” So he jumped in the booth, and within five hours from the time I started the beat to the time I eventually laid my vocals in with the lyrics that we’d written, it was pretty much done.”
“For a while I used songwriting as a way to process my emotions, and in my head that always needed to be heavy, or the songs needed to have a darkness to them. Whereas now I am open to singing about positive things, to be able to sing with a smile on my face is a really nice feeling.”
“With this song, I love this message – I feel like it’s a position so many people have been in, where they feel like they’re not being heard, I love that first line, I actually tweeted it last night, “I don’t suppose you have a moment to spare me, do you?” I feel like it’s a really humble way of asking for someone’s attention and begging to be heard after you’ve given so much to them.”
“I think like anything, with some new energy in the room, there’s an unpredictability about it that’s really exciting and scary at the same time. If you’re willing to embrace it, that sort of uneasy energy can be pretty amazing. That’s how I chose to see it, and I’ve come out with some stuff that I’m really excited about, cutting a new direction which is exhilarating.”
“Something I’m fully aware of is that I’m scatterbrained as fuck, I’m all over the place [laughs]. But I think it works to my advantage at times… it lets me really be able to do everything. I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Being able to put this song out [now], if that’s the statement I want to make at this moment, but then also feeling free to continue to be inspired by something completely different… I feel like before there was a real need for everything to be completely cohesive and be a singular thought. So I view it as an opportunity, it’s been one of the most freeing things for me creatively.”
“I would LOVE to say it’s part of some big plan and that I was masterminding it, but that’s not the reality [laughs]. On the acting side of things I’ve had to work really hard the last couple of years to prove that it is a skill set that I have and also that I’m committed to the work. I think there can be that fear that, because I’m doing music and other projects, my focus will be elsewhere. But once I dive in on an acting project, I really make that the focus.”