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Title: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on March 25, 2016, 10:36:45 AM
Up for pre-order.

   Voodoo    Nick Jonas, Jason Evigan & Dewain Whitmore, Jr.
   Champagne Problems      Nick Jonas, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Jonathan Tucker & PJ Bianco
   Close (feat. Tove Lo)      Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Julia Michaels, justin tranter & Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson
   Chainsaw      Nick Jonas, Nolan Lambroza, Simon Wilcox, Julia Michaels & Sean Douglas
   Touch      Nick Jonas, Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Rico Love, Priscilla Renea & Brett James
   Bacon (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)      Nick Jonas, Nolan Lambroza, Priscilla Renea & Tyrone Griffin Jr
   Good Girls (feat. Big Sean)      Nick Jonas, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas & Sean Anderson
   The Difference      Nick Jonas, Jason Evigan & Dewain Whitmore, Jr.
   Don't Make Me Choose      Nick Jonas, Nolan Lambroza & Simon Wilcox
   Under You      Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goransson, Ali Payami & Bebe Rexha
   Unhinged      Nick Jonas, Nolan Lambroza & Ilsey Juber
   Comfortable      Nick Jonas & Jason Evigan
   Testify (Bonus Track)      Nick Jonas, Greg Bonnick, Hayden Chapman, Dewain Whitmore, Jr. & Patrick "J. Que" Smith
   When We Get Home (feat. Daniella Mason) [Bonus Track]      Nick Jonas, Daniella Mason & Chris Young
   That’s What They All Say (Bonus Track)      Nick Jonas, Paul "Phamous" Shelton, Magnus Martinsen, Petter Walther Walthinsen & Alexander Pavlich
   Jealous (Bonus Track)      Nick Jonas, Simon Wilcox & Nolan Lambroza
   Chains (Bonus Track)      Jason Evigan, Ammar Malik, Daniel Parker & Darold Ferguson Jr.
   Levels (Bonus Track)      Sean Douglas, Talay Riley, Ian Kirkpatrick, Marcus Lomax, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson & Sam Martin


Close is already released.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on March 25, 2016, 06:35:49 PM
Jason Evigan, Nolan Lambroza, Jason Evigan, Nolan Lambroza...
We can expect Want To Want Me's & Jealous's reducts.

I think this will be Zayn Malik's year.

Close doesn't sound at all to Mattman & Robin.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on April 02, 2016, 04:55:38 AM
On wikipedia appeared Shellback as a producer on "Under You" does anyone know where they can get this info? or it's just plainly made out?
If this is real then Ali and him would be amazing, even though he isn't credited as a writer.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: Rebecca on April 03, 2016, 11:26:55 AM
I love Close. I'm excited about this album, especially with Max! That would be great if Shellback co-produced Under You.

Who know how people know this stuff, maybe made up.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on April 03, 2016, 06:56:05 PM
Here are more credits - it seems to be right!

"Under You"

http://www.qobuz.com/de-de/album/last-year-was-complicated-nick-jonas/0060254785153

Nick Jonas, Main Artist

Ali Payami, Author, Bass Guitar, Composer, Drums, Keyboards, Producer, Programmer

Serban Ghenea, Mixer

Rickard Göransson, Author, Bass Guitar, Composer -

Peter Carlsson, Editor

Shellback, Drums, Guitar, Producer

Savan Kotecha, Author, Background Vocalist, Composer

Max Martin, Author, Composer, Producer

Eric Weaver, Recording Engineer

John Hanes, Engineer

Sam Holland, Recording Engineer

Bebe Rexha, Author, Composer
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on April 04, 2016, 08:44:52 PM
I remember Bebe Rexha last year working with Max.
Did they write more songs together during those sessions?
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on April 08, 2016, 07:00:43 PM
Champagne Problems is available as preorder.
According to the itunes file, it was written by Nick Jonas, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Jonathan Tucker & PJ Bianco.

Absolutely what I expected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SizL3OMFIes
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on May 31, 2016, 12:14:29 AM
http://www.popjustice.com/briefing/under-you-by-nick-jonas-is-good-as-you-want-it-to-be-take-the-rest-of-the-week-off/

Probably, it will be available as a preorder of the album this friday.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 05, 2016, 10:33:49 PM
There's 1.30 previews from the album available.

Under You sounds really good.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on June 08, 2016, 11:21:55 AM
It's the new single

http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/under-you-is-nick-jonas-next-single-so-everyone-just-calm-the-fuck-down
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: B Steady on June 08, 2016, 11:27:53 AM
It's the new single

http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/under-you-is-nick-jonas-next-single-so-everyone-just-calm-the-fuck-down

hahaha popjustice is so funny :D
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on June 09, 2016, 05:14:14 PM
And here is the track:

https://open.spotify.com/track/6YTQzyJ95UHGVhWjm5m3g4
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on June 10, 2016, 12:55:29 AM
It's pure bliss the song i can feel tho it's an old Ali song worked out, sounds pretty much like a recycle of style.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 10, 2016, 07:59:58 PM
It's from old sessions actually.
The song was recorded by Usher for his two-year delayed album.

I'm surprised about the Mattman & Robin tracks, quite different from what we've heard from them so far.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: PaulMcCartney on June 10, 2016, 09:33:59 PM
There's 1.30 previews from the album available.

Under You sounds really good.

Where can you listen?


-Macca
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on June 10, 2016, 10:20:00 PM
It's out now :)
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: uberweiss on June 10, 2016, 10:33:22 PM
I really like "Close". I especially love the lyric "'cause space was just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get close", and the amazing Tove Lo adlib near the end: "SO GET CLOSE BABE!" One thing I hate though is the part where the music drops out and it's meant to be the climax and Nick squeals "...cloooooose". So feeble and takes me out of the intense atmosphere of the song.

I think I love "Touch", although I'm not convinced it won't soon turn out to be annoying. Disagree that it's unlike Mattman & Robin's previous work though? It's very much in that whispering-close-to-the-mic vibe of "Hands To Myself". Very ear-wormy melodically, and schizophrenic, paranoid production. Not on the level of amazingness that Selena's track reached though; a big part of that is how comparatively weak Touch's bridge is. Bit of a nonevent compared to the world-beating "I mean I could, but why I would want to?" Iconic.
 'I go from touching you with both hands / To touching you with no hands' has been in my head all day though.

"Under You" is a very competent "Style" 2.0 (or "Jealous"/"Do What U Want"/"Love Me Harder" 5.0). That hook is big. But when you have "Style", it's almost like why bother listening to this? The big difference between the two is this one sounds like 5 minutes of work went into the production.

Other than that, 'Chainsaw' is a nice 'Jealous' rewrite, and 'Champagne Problems' has cool verses. Nothing else grabbed me.

One thing's for sure though: Mattman & Robin's work here is 50x better than on that Gwen Stefani calamity.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 10, 2016, 10:58:30 PM
I still don't listen the album in full, active listening... but I agree about the blandness.

And uberweiss, if you think Mattman and Robin do "schizophrenic, paranoid production", you need to listen stuff like Kaytranada, Flume or the twisted R&B of James Blake. I absolutely love his new record.

I would suggest Robin Hannibal as a collaborator here. If they were planning a laidback stuff for him, less teen orientated Robin was the best choice.
His songs on Yuna's last album are quite beautiful.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on June 14, 2016, 10:19:41 AM
Here is the video

http://www.popjustice.com/videos/nick-jonas-under-you
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: volkanyurdabak on June 14, 2016, 03:22:15 PM
Under You is reminiscent of Taylor Swift's Style which is the best song of 1989, but it is also amazing, though. Max Martin knows the taste of a good pop song.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on September 14, 2017, 02:28:37 PM
Currently I can't get over how good "Unhinged" is.
It should have been a BSB song.

Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on September 14, 2017, 08:11:44 PM
Find You

Simon Wilcox
Jakob Hazell
Nick Jonas
Svante Halldin

Jack & Coke

Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on September 17, 2017, 08:45:51 PM
Love it.

Well written and produced.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on September 21, 2017, 04:27:22 PM
This reminds me of the old dance-pop summer songs. Great style and beautifully crafted.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on September 21, 2017, 05:21:42 PM
Jack & Coke never disappoints me, the songs they did for Kerli were great.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on September 22, 2017, 08:09:18 AM
Jack & Coke never disappoints me, the songs they did for Kerli were great.

Never heard about them.
Now I know they wrote Euphoria, under other production name.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on September 22, 2017, 03:54:15 PM
They did some songs for JoJo latest album, and a few remixes, but mostly Kerli demos.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on August 20, 2018, 10:22:12 PM
Robin Schulz feat. Nick Jonas

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmtBRUJFd6f/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_loading_state_control
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround on August 23, 2018, 04:28:09 PM
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on August 23, 2018, 07:35:03 PM
This guy needs a hit.

Too many bland songs... with an edgier sound maybe.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives 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.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on March 01, 2019, 03:25:21 PM
I didn't expect a single. Sounds like a darker DNCE track.

Love it.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales 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.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround 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

Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on June 05, 2019, 10:42:07 PM
(https://instagram.faep8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/59357a6bc444118e38bc2135b01eb4dd/5D7BCFB1/t51.2885-15/e35/61602817_1015431365512776_3970147711513273636_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.faep8-1.fna.fbcdn.net)
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 06, 2019, 05:30:07 AM
Damn: big budget.
Lots of Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 07, 2019, 07:20:08 PM
(https://instagram.faep8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/59357a6bc444118e38bc2135b01eb4dd/5D7BCFB1/t51.2885-15/e35/61602817_1015431365512776_3970147711513273636_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.faep8-1.fna.fbcdn.net)



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.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: turnaround 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.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on June 08, 2019, 12:46:20 AM
I recognize most of Shellback's soundbank, it's very catchy indeed.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: synchro on June 08, 2019, 01:17:02 PM
"Only Human" is giving me "One More Night" vibes. Love it!
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: melodicmoonlight 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.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales 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.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on October 08, 2019, 02:25:56 AM
The guys performed at Tiny Desk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrmZKTnlOFw
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on May 11, 2020, 08:10:17 PM
New song coming this Friday featuring Karol G, shellback tweeted about it.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on May 13, 2020, 05:38:14 AM
Can't stand Karol G.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on May 13, 2020, 02:37:35 PM
Apparently they will release two songs at the same time. One called X featuring Karol G and another one called Five More Minutes
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: McCartneyMartin on May 14, 2020, 05:18:41 PM
Apparently they will release two songs at the same time. One called X featuring Karol G and another one called Five More Minutes
hold on boys Shellback is coming back! Lol
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: B Steady on May 15, 2020, 09:06:16 AM
Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Ali Tamposi - and then such a song.
Chorus sounds like Adam Levine, the song itself sounds simply boring.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on May 15, 2020, 06:52:53 PM
I know I'll have this song stuck in my head very shortly, sadly it's a big collaboration that should blow my mind but doesn't.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on May 15, 2020, 08:50:55 PM
Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Ali Tamposi - and then such a song.
Chorus sounds like Adam Levine, the song itself sounds simply boring.

I thought the same! Is this Maroon 5? hahaha
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on May 16, 2020, 04:55:26 PM
The outro ended so soon! That sax solo in the end sounds like he borrow something from Max of the work he's done with The Weeknd.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on March 14, 2021, 02:30:25 PM


New album Spaceman is out, produced by Greg Kurstin and co-written with Maureen McDonald.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on March 22, 2021, 05:42:57 PM
I'm obsessed with this album, there's a deluxe version featuring a new song by Greg and another one by Jason Evigan, The Monsters & Strangerz and Ryan Tedder with the Jonas Brothers, this track is good on its own but it's not cohesive with the rest of the album.
Greg did an amazing job here, specially by joining the tracks seamlessly.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on March 22, 2021, 06:41:48 PM
Man, the sound design... another level.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on June 19, 2021, 09:24:16 PM
Very Max + Taylor in 1989.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on July 09, 2021, 11:17:04 PM
The Monsters & Strangerz are EVERYWHERE.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on September 08, 2021, 07:18:35 PM
I'm so excited as well! Even Rami in his Instagram acknowledged that he and Max haven't written a song together in 15 years, that means forever until tomorrow by MKTO max didn't co-wrote it with Rami, at least not in the same session.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on September 09, 2021, 06:27:05 AM
Yeah, credits-wise Max also did the vocal arrangements on DNCE's truthfully, but I believe Rami refers to write together on the same place/session
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: nanofives on September 17, 2021, 04:06:39 PM
I'm obsessed, stuck at first listen.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on September 17, 2021, 06:45:52 PM
Loved it.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: melodicmoonlight on September 18, 2021, 04:26:46 AM
Top tier track, it also gives me 2010s vibes with the production and even the melody. It’s nice to hear it nowadays. LOVE the chorus sort of “creeping” melody.

It's grown on me a lot as I've been listening! I love the "get lost in your halo, HA-LO" bit, so catchy. The vocal production is a bit weak in the verses, though, in my opinion. Joe's vocals in particular sound so artificial and Melodyned in the first verse, makes him sound kinda lifeless.

This was also my instant critique. Overall, the vocal production/editing was lacking. The weird Melodyned high notes sounding mechanic. If the vocals were more finely tuned, the song would be that much better.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: j.fco.morales on September 18, 2021, 05:05:07 PM
Could this be a DNCE song?
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: melodicmoonlight on September 18, 2021, 08:58:49 PM
Could this be a DNCE song?

I thought this upon first listen, for sure. It could easily fit with that band's sound.
Title: Re: Nick Jonas - Last Year Was Complicated (New Album)
Post by: bugmenot on November 11, 2021, 10:45:40 AM
There is JB video (https://www.instagram.com/p/CUGcqS4g8o6/), MM's hands and Rami in the studio
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/3e/c5/58/3ec558d6ef3d6d4ad42e452a08656e51.jpg) (https://www.instagram.com/p/CUGcqS4g8o6/)