By Cesar Perez |Staff Writer|
The self-titled album was released on Nov. 10 by Island Records, and is produced by Jason Evigan and Jonas himself.
Since I wasn’t a fan of the Jonas Brothers, I was not expecting much from the album, but was pleasantly surprised how well the album was made.
Jonas’s soft and high-pitched vocals make his voice stand out from other artists in the industry today.
The album has received positive reviews from musical critics upon its release, and is becoming a hit among CSUSB students.
CSUSB senior Marlen Hernandez said, “I like it. Its a little different since there’s a variety of genres. He has more slow pop, and even an upbeat song with a rapper.”
“The album has a good beat, and he obviously has great vocals,” continued Hernandez.
I personally enjoyed the quality of the album, from the musical elements in the instrumental pop and R&B beats, to the vocals and lyrics.
This album is reminiscent of when Justin Timberlake came back to the music scene with his hit song, “Sexy Back,” which debuted in 2006.
Similar to Timberlake’s “Sexy Back,” the single “Chains,” shows a more mature and lustful Jonas that reflects more of who he is becoming.
CSUSB junior Maria Barragan said, “I wasn’t expecting him to stand out from his brothers. Nick was usually the shy one and I like the way he has discovered his true self.”
One of my personal favorites from the album would have to be the song called “Jealous.”
The song has a catchy upbeat and lively vibe to it.
Barragan added, “I love the song! The beat is amazing and so are the lyrics! I also like the fact that he wrote the song for his girlfriend because not a lot of guys are willing to admit they are jealous.”
Jonas also sings a beautiful duet with powerhouse sensation Demi Lovato titled, “Avalanche.”
It is a more slow paced song but with strong vocals from both artists.
“Teacher” is another song on the album and has a funkier beat to it, with catchy bass and electric rhythms.
Unfortunately, as with most albums, there are differing opinions.
Juana Lozano is not too familiar with Jonas’s past and said, “I think he has a great voice, but it seems like ‘Jealous,’ will be his only good song.”
Kaylee Campos added, “His songs aren’t very catchy to me, and this being his solo album it had to prove to everyone that he can indeed do it solo, but he didn’t convince me.”
In my opinion, Jonas definitely proves he has potential to continue in the music industry,
He has distinguished himself as a solo artist, separating himself from his younger days as a member of the Jonas Brothers.
His confident voice and versatility demonstrate he has his own style and he’s not just a one-hit wonder.
I don’t expect to hear this album at parties, but I am certainly going to be bumping it on my iPhone.
I recommend this album and give it four out of five Paws.