Ask the Jonas Brothers who theyâ€™re hoping to turn into fans with their new self-titled CD and they wonâ€™t say â€œeverybody.â€ But thatâ€™s precisely what theyâ€™ll mean. â€œWeâ€™re aiming for people our age,â€ says 17-year-old Joe. â€œBut we also wanna get kids younger than us,â€ adds 14-year-old Nick. â€œAnd older people, too,â€ 19-year-old Kevin pipes up.
The highly anticipated follow-up to the New Jersey siblingsâ€™ 2006 debutâ€”which featured the TRL hit â€œMandyâ€â€”The Jonas Brothers is sure to make good on the bandâ€™s goal: Itâ€™s a high-energy pop-punk disc overflowing with insanely catchy hooks, muscular guitar fuzz and mature songwriting that reveals just how much growing up the boys have done since we last heard from them.
The brothers say their writing reveals a lifetime of influencesâ€”everything from My Chemical Romance to the Backstreet Boys to Weird Al Yankovic (with whom the band recently shared the stage at New Jerseyâ€™s Bamboozle festival). Still, what you really hear on The Jonas Brothers is the sound of three young musicians finding their own voiceâ€”their own distinctive blend of Nickâ€™s way with an R&B vocal, Joeâ€™s love of danceable beats and Kevinâ€™s obsession with guitar solos.
â€œThis album is so us,â€ says Joe. â€œThe first one was us kind of coming into what the Jonas Brothers could be,â€ Kevin adds. â€œWhereas this one really shows off where weâ€™re at right now.â€ The youngest Jonas but perhaps the wisest, Nick concludes thus: â€œWe love what weâ€™re doing and we want to do it for a while.â€
If you were lucky enough to get tickets before they sold out, we’ll see you at The Roxy for a special evening with the Jonas Brothers!
Check out the Jonas Brothers video for “Hold On” below.