By Abigail Dotterer || Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of usmagazine.com.
A lot of students seem to be reliving their childhood right now with the revival of the band The Jonas Brothers. While a handful of people haven’t seen the group since their elementary and middle school days, it can be interesting to see the group make their comeback.
At the end of February, the band, consisting of Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas, announced that they would produce their first songs in six years. By the middle of March, they ended up releasing their new single, “Sucker.”
This past week, the band has still had the ball rolling and released their second single, “Cool.” Billboard.com says this about the new song: “The follow-up to ‘Sucker,’ their first Billboard Hot 100 leader, ‘Cool’ sees the bros take us back to a simpler, more colorful time where portable stereos were huge and wearing black was just, plain dark.”
The video dropped at midnight on Thursday and according to a piece by Billboard, the music video featured touches of Miami Vice and seemed to have inspiration from 80s group Duran Duran and Elton John.
The group officially broke up in 2013. This time allowed for Nick, the youngest brother, to pursue a solo music career and tie the knot with Indian actress Priyanka Chopra. Joe also continued music and formed a new band, DNCE. Joe has been engaged to Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner since October. The third brother and band member Kevin has focused on his family, happily married to wife Danielle with two daughters, Valentina and Alena.
The reason why the group broke up, according to Kevin in a People Magazine article by Sarah Michaud was that they were “choosing our family because it was becoming toxic.”
Nick seems to blame himself for the breakup, but says, “I broke the band up, but I got them back together.”
Also in the Carpool video, the brothers talked about collaboration with Amazon Studios to produce an intimate documentary about their lives. No release date has been announced for the film yet.
The group announced their first single in March by releasing a cover for the song. As the release date drew closer, the group spent a week on The Late Late Show with James Corden, participating in games with hypnotists, and appearing on the show Carpool Karaoke. Their first live performance of the single was additionally aired on Carpool Karaoke.
“It’s nice to be able to finally tell somebody,” Nick says in the Carpool Karaoke video, “we’ve kept this a secret now for almost seven, eight months. This is basically our first performance back.”
According to the same magazine article from People Magazine, “Rumors about a reunion first started popping up in January 2018, after the Jonas Brothers’ dedicated Instagram account was reactivated following almost five years of silence.”
For now, fans seem to be reveling in the fact that their favorite group from secondary school is back once again. Countdowns online timed the release of the first single, as well as the second. It is anticipated that this will be the same routine for songs to be released by the group in the future as well.
First-Year Abigail Dotterrer is a Staff Writer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.