Home > Lifestyle > Entertainment > Music
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 3:05:00 PM
Friday August 1, 2014 MYT 3:44:43 PM
by travis reilly
The Jonas Brothers (from left: Kevin, Joe and Nick), in the good ol' days.
The actor-singer has just released a solo music video featuring model Dylan Penn.
Nick Jonas kicked off his solo career with a bang earlier this week when he released the video for Chains, his first post-Jonas Brothers single.
A well-produced track plays over occasionally disconcerting imagery. “Gave you my heart but you took my soul,” sings Jonas, while being dragged on the floor by an off-camera entity that’s never revealed.
About halfway through, Jonas finally breaks free of his titular shackles – which may or may not be a metaphor for his time with the JoBros – and pursues a beautiful woman, played by Dylan Penn (Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s daughter.)
“I’m talking about love, I’m talking about heartbreak, a big theme for me in this is trust, and fear,” Jonas told MTV, who premiered the video. “The story behind Chains is basically that feeling that all people can relate to, its being trapped.
“For me specifically in this song, I connected to love and trust and for some people they have said its broader for them, its more than love, it can be about anything that entangles you in your life and doesn’t let you do what you need to do to feel free,” he continued.
Jonas may be all grown up, but he hasn’t completely abandoned his Disney roots. His Camp Rock co-star Demi Lovato has lent her voice to several songs on his forthcoming solo album, which doesn’t yet have a name or a release date. — Reuters
Tags / Keywords:
Music, Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers
Behind the music
Country’s first couple Shelton, Lambert divorce
The music of composer MSV falls silent
Orchestra enchants audience with wonderful classics
Talent on show
Foreign troupes to add colour to cultural festival
Bringing the race to the decks
Russian DJ spins it up in the heart of Kuala Lumpur
Legend keeps it real and lets the music flow
At home with his art
How to manage your project cashflow
Book on Kelabit, Maligan communities launched
MHL champions Terengganu look to bounce back this weekend
Mohamad Jamidan is now MACC’s deputy chief commissioner
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)