Joe Jonas is a little boy no more, and he’s spilling all of the details on how his new life as a man living on his own will impact his forthcoming solo album in the April 2011 issue of Details magazine.
“I’m growing up, the fans are growing up,” the 21-year-old star says. “I’ve gone through a lot of stuff in my life so far. There are stories I haven’t really been able to tell.”
Joe, who was purity ring-free during his interview, spoke candidly about feeling “constricted” as an artist while in Jonas Brothers. “When you’re writing with three people, you wind up with a sound that might be—not average—but, you know, expected,” he said.
Still, Joe insists the JoBros are not kaput, just on a break. In fact, he’s hoping his album, which his brothers and bandmates Kevin and Nick fully support, will help older fans reignite their love for the band. “I really have a hope for the fans that got older and went, ‘You know what, I’m really not into the Jonas Brothers anymore,’ that I’m able to catch their ear again with my project and they’re able to go, like, ‘Hey, this is cool stuff, I’m happy listening to this, I’m not embarrassed listening to this.'”
Joe is working with a few proven hitmakers on his album, including producers Rob Knox and Danja. Both see Joe breaking out and becoming successful in the same way Justin Timberlake did when he broke free of Nsync. And they should know; both worked closely with Timberlake in the past.
“He’s collaborating with the writing,” Danja said of Joe’s album, which will boast a “electro indie pop rock” sound. “He’s very different from what you’d expect. All I can say is he’s an adult man. He has a rock-star edge about him.”
Knox echoes that sentiment, saying, “Joe is coming to producers who know how to create that edgier pop feeling. We’re not doing any boy-band songs.”
Fans can expect the first single from Joe’s as-yet-untitled album next month.