Jonas Brothers Serve Nostalgia For ‘Paper’ Magazine Shoot

Mike Nied | May 15, 2019 2:24 pm

The Jonas Brothers revival gets more exciting by the day. Nick, Joe and Kevin kicked things into motion again with the release of their rip-roaring “Sucker” back in March. And it’s been nothing but success since. The anthem soared to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and follow-up single “Cool” peaked at number 27. Not only that, but they’re generating massive buzz for the June 7 release of Happiness Begins. Toss in an electrifying set on Saturday Night Live (where they proved “Burnin’ Up” sounds as hot as ever) and a headlining tour, and it is safe to say that their reunion is one of the best things to happen in 2019. And their latest move – a nostalgia-inducing shoot for Paper – is yet another win.

Out today (May 15), the spread recaptures the vibes of awkward family photoshoots of yesteryear. Posing in some retro outfits and alongside ferrets for photographer Robin Harper, the brothers keep things very light-hearted. The accompanying interview offers some insight into their feelings about working together once again. “It’s been incredible, being back together after the longest time apart and spending this amount of time together in the studio, not to mention actually announcing this stuff and the response to the music,” Kevin explained. “It’s been so overwhelming and so exciting. It means so much to us to be able to do this again as brothers. It’s just beyond…”

Nick also opened up about what drove the trio’s sound when they hit the studio this time. “We had a real sense that it was important for us to stay authentic to who we are,” he said. “When you go back and and listen to Jonas Brothers records, they’re written and produced as rock and roll records.” But that doesn’t mean that fans shouldn’t expect some level of sonic experimentation on Happiness Begins. The interview teases some country and trap crossover moments, and we’ll have to see what else is in store for us. Scroll through a gallery of photos from the shoot up top and check out the rest of the feature here for more highlights.

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