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Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2019, 07:40:53 AM »

After almost 6 years of hiatus the Jonas are back with current gen producers.

Producer
Frank Dukes
Ryan Tedder

Composer
Louis Bell
Nick Jonas
Kevin Jonas
Frank Dukes
Ryan Tedder
Joe Jonas

I'm impressed that Frank Dukes and Louis can make such a variety of beats, it's very pop-rock-ish.
The comeback has been so far very widely anticipated in the music industry, many of the writers and producers liked their Instagram posts like James Alan, Savan Kotecha, Sean Douglas, RedOne, Bonn, MoZella, Ross Golan, Simon Wilcox, among others.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2019, 03:25:21 PM »
I didn't expect a single. Sounds like a darker DNCE track.

Love it.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2019, 09:06:39 PM »
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8508029/jonas-brothers-announce-happiness-begins-album

Album announcement: Happiness Begins, will drop on June 7.

As far as we know, Max is a collaborator.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2019, 10:26:47 PM »
Track 3 says:

Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas & Johan Schuster   

The “Happiness Begins” pre-order includes instant-gratification downloads of the band’s hit singles, “Sucker” and “Cool,” produced by Grammy® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder. The third instant-gratification song, “Only Human,” produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer Shellback, will follow.     


Maybe Max in the production?     


https://www.amwaycenter.com/news/detail/grammy-nominated-powerhouse-trio-jonas-brothers-bring-their-happiness-begins-tour-to-amway-center-on-fri-aug-9

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And I liked it..

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2019, 10:42:07 PM »

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2019, 05:30:07 AM »
Damn: big budget.
Lots of Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder.
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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2019, 07:20:08 PM »




Album out. The Greg Kurstin produced tracks sound great.
Love his drum programming layered with live drums, his soft sounding synths, the square leads with lots of reverb in big sounding choruses.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2019, 07:48:02 PM »
Shellbacks production is super catchy. With lots of real instruments he also played. And he sings. And of course Byland in the orchestra.

"Don't throw it away" must be a single.
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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2019, 09:26:08 PM »
From Apple Music: The album---tremendously pure and upbeat, with co-writing from Ryan Tedder, Max Martin, and Greg Kurstin---has playful Police spinoffs, Post Malone-inspired bops, and smoldering slow-jam serenades that, honestly, might make fans faint.

"Only Human"
Joe: "This was the last song to make the album. Max Martin and Shellback [Karl Johan Schuster] approached us. They're handsome Scandinavian dudes, but they also happen to be two of the best songwriters and producers in the world. They have a lot of hits on their hands. And a little story: A lot of this song was written and recorded via FaceTime. Shellback was home in Sweden and he had to be really quiet because it was 4 a.m. his time and people were sleeping in the other room."
Nick: "Actually, it would have been a really good Apple commercial. How the world is getting smaller and more connected and hit songs are written on FaceTime."

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I'm guessing Max worked on "Only Human" and didn't take credit.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2019, 12:46:20 AM »
I recognize most of Shellback's soundbank, it's very catchy indeed.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2019, 01:17:02 PM »
"Only Human" is giving me "One More Night" vibes. Love it!

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2019, 01:21:43 AM »
Don't Throw It Away is excellent. great songwriting and production from Greg; really stellar song. Love that one, Every Single Time, Strangers, & Rollercoaster.

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Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2019, 09:23:32 PM »
Don't Throw It Away is excellent. great songwriting and production from Greg; really stellar song. Love that one, Every Single Time, Strangers, & Rollercoaster.

The drum programming! Slightly distorted <3

I don't like the topline though. Strangers is my fave.