Nick Jonas: ‘I Prefer To Keep People Happy With My Music’
First Published: January 28, 2010 7:14 PM EST Credit: VMAN
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Nick Jonas may be growing as an artist with his solo debut, “Who I Am,” but the Jonas Brother doesn’t want to make his screaming fans cry.
“I just prefer to make people happy with my music. I prefer to see a smile on someone’s face after I sing a song,” he told the spring 2010 issue of VMAN magazine.
But the JoBro admitted that his solo effort, recorded with his new band, The Administration, was less light-hearted than his earlier material.
“There are songs that aren’t necessarily happy songs,” he explained. “They more make you think. That’s intriguing to me, just as a beautiful but sad movie might be
“With the record, with the art, I do want to express myself fully; express the thoughts and stories and ideas that I have,” he continued. “And I think on this record I did the best job I could with that.”
Indeed, Nick’s own musical development seems to follow that of his influences.
“My real musical discovery started when I was 10 with Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5, and acts that I connected with because they were young when they were doing it, like me,” the teen singer said. “Then I kind of came into my own a couple of years later, I found new artists that shaped my musical landscape. For instance, Kings of Leon played a big part in that.”
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