Joe Jonas Reflects On ‘Fastlife,’ Admits He Was Jealous Of Nick’s Success
Joe Jonas suits up for an impossibly suave Gotham magazine shoot. If they ever cast a millennial James Bond, they need look no further than the middle Jo Bro. In addition to serving blue steel, the 27-year-old also opened up about his brother’s solo success. “I’m envious at times, watching his artistry and how he went so quickly into creating music and an album,” he says of Nick Jonas. “But I also knew that it was important to take time for myself to be able to figure out what exactly I wanted to do next… now we’re able to support each other from afar.”
Interestingly, Joe also speaks about his own solo LP, 2011’s underrated Fastlife. “I’m very proud of the music that I was able to create,” he says diplomatically, “but I think at the time it was a lot of cooks in the kitchen when it came to making the music. I look back now, and I’m glad I went through that, because I would be in the same position [now] that I was then, where I’d be trying to go the Justin Timberlake route.” The DNCE frontman realizes it wasn’t for him. “It wasn’t what I felt most comfortable doing.” Fair enough. Read the full interview here.