Nick Jonas Talks About His New Music & New TV Role With ‘OK! Magazine’

Nick Jonas recently sat down with OK! Magazine to discuss his new music, his new upcoming television role, and more! Nick has had quite a busy year between recording, making appearances, and filming. You can read his interview with OK! below, and don’t forget that Nick’s new single “Jealous” is set to drop on September 7th! We can’t wait to see and hear what Nick has in store for us next!

OK! Magazine: Your new single, “Chains,” is a dramatic R&B track about being entangled in a volatile relationship. What does the song mean to you?

Nick Jonas: I think what’s great about “Chains”—and the reason I really connect with it—is that anyone can make it about whatever chains are in their life. For me, it’s about trying to be a bold and fearless artist. So, to me, the chains are fear.

OK!: What made you want to self-title the album?

NJ: It seemed like the right thing to do to show that this is who I am now. This is the kind of music I want to create, and these are the statements that I want to make. And I want [my fans] to come along on that journey with me.

OK!: You play an MMA fighter on DirecTV’s Kingdom. How did you prove you could take on the part?

NJ: I had to work really hard in the audition process to show the crew and everyone at the studio that I could handle the role. I sank my teeth into it. My character, Nate, internalizes a lot of his struggles. The thing I was most drawn to is the idea that when you train for something your entire life and that thing is taken away, then who’s there for you? What matters? All those questions you ask yourself—that’s what happens to my character this season.

OK!: We’ve heard that your old Camp Rock costar—and your brother Joe Jonas’s ex—Demi Lovato makes an appearance on your album?

NJ: Yes, Demi and I recorded a duet called “Avalanche.” It’s a beautiful song about a relationship that’s breaking down. It’s not necessarily romantic or a love song, but there is a deep and long relationship between Demi and me that we touch on in the song. After singing with each other for almost eight years, it [came together] really quickly.

OK!: As you venture into your solo career, is there any advice you’ve gotten that’s stuck with you?

NJ: Early in the Jonas Brothers’ career, Nick Carter, of all people, said to us, “Watch the people you admire most—and learn from their mistakes.” That’s actually really solid advice.

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