Joe Jonas, as if it hadn’t been clear, is finally ready to step out on his own with a fresh sound and a set of collaborators with whom he doesn’t share DNA. A just-released snippet of “See No More” — set to a video montage of images from the past year of Joe’s hectic pop-star travels — offers our first real sense of how he’ll sound on his debut solo album, believed to be titled FastLife. Listen to a bit of Joe’s first single, featuring Chris Brown, below. We know Nick’s “loving” the album, but will Jonas fans?
The track, produced by Digging ace Brian Kennedy, appears to open with a dramatic sequence, with strings brooding underneath, before Joe and “See No More” co-writer Chris Brown chime in (and we think that’s Joe’s processed vocal at the end of the snippet.) It also sounds — from the music and from Joe’s own words — that the music and lyrics will explore far more personal territory than anything Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas ever tried together.
“Working on this album has been a rewarding but intense experience. ‘See No More’ especially carries a lot of personal emotions with it and I am hoping people listening to it will get a sense of where I’m coming from with this new sound,” Joe has said.
The middle Jonas has played coy about whether Breezy will appear in the video, but we’re looking forward to seeing what’s next.