Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jonas Brothers Say Recording Leaves A Little Time For Love

In the middle of recording their fourth album, the Jonas Brothers revealed that they hope the new material will show fans and critics that they’re growing as musicians.
“This album is taking steps,” Nick Jonas told reporters in a conference call. “We’re trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow.”
The guys are once again working with their longtime producer, John Fields, and cite Elvis Costello, the Zutons, Kings of Leon and even Neil Diamond as influences for the record (due June 15). Kevin described the overall message as “the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense,” but added that it would have “different musical instruments that are going to add and build to the sound we already have,” including horns and strings.
“[The album is] our journal in songs,” Nick said, adding that the tracks are about “things we’ve gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from. We’ve also been working on trying to use metaphors … to kind of mask a literal thing that happens to us.”
The guys didn’t reveal the name of their upcoming album, but the new issue of Rolling Stone reports a tentative title of Lines, Vines and Trying Times. With nine songs finished, the guys said they have “a few more to go.”
Eventually the brothers did get to the good stuff — their love lives — revealing that their busy schedule, which includes an upcoming summer tour, makes it hard for them to date. But, they said, they do manage to make time occasionally.
“We’ve got a lot going on in our lives, and I think for us, we’re focused on that,” Nick said. “And we keep a little time for dating, but for the most part we’re focused on working on the TV show — we just finished that — and now with this new tour. We’re really trying to connect with our fans. They’re the most important thing in the world to us.”