Calling all Kevin, Joe and Nick fans everywhere! That’s right, the iconic JoBros are once again in the process of creating another album to bless our ears and souls. The album, cleverly titled “The Album,” is set to be released on May 12, 2023. As a die-hard Jonas Brothers fan since the beginning, it’s needless to say that I’m eagerly waiting for these new tracks to drop. In preparation for their new album, let me take you on a stroll down the JoBros memory lane.
Kevin, Joe and Nick first formed their band in 2005. While we know them as the Jonas Brothers now, back in 2005 their manager actually wanted their band to be called “Sons of Jonas.” Thank God this band name didn’t make it out of the drafts.
It is well known that the Jonas Brothers’ claim to fame came from Disney Channel. The boys began working with Disney in 2006 which put their talent in the spotlight. Unfortunately, their first album “It’s About Time” had poor sales, but the brothers definitely made up for it with their second album “Jonas Brothers”. This album will always hold the most special place in my heart, as it was constantly playing in my mom’s 2008 Subaru Impreza during my preschool and elementary school years. When I say I was raised on the JoBros, I mean it. Their song “S.O.S” is one of my all-time favorite Jonas Brothers songs to this day. When I attended their concert back in 2019 I nearly cried when they played “S.O.S”. The intense nostalgia and full circle moment that I felt while listening to them perform my favorite childhood song live was truly an unforgettable moment.
Not only were we blessed with “S.O.S” on this album, but we got other bangers such as “Hold On,” “That’s Just The Way We Roll” and “Still In Love With You,” just to name a few. Honestly, this album will always remain at the top of my JoBros charts.
From here, the brothers released four albums, starred in the iconic “Camp Rock” movies, went on tour and even started their own show on Disney Channel entitled “Jonas”. While fans could only assume that their lives were a dream at this point, the brothers revealed how it was actually tearing them apart in their 2019 documentary “Chasing Happiness”. They shared how growing up in the spotlight during the prime of their young adult years caused a divide between the group. During this time, the boys started working on separate projects. Nick started a solo career, Joe formed his band DNCE and Kevin happily settled into married life.
Just days before their fifth album was supposed to drop in 2013, the brothers officially split up the band due to “creative differences.” It was later revealed in “Chasing Happiness” that Nick’s solo career was the main reason that the band broke up. As devastated as I was at this split, I could never stay mad at Nick.
After six years of a JoBros drought, the brothers unexpectedly dropped “Sucker,” their first song together since the split. This song and music video was nothing short of iconic. The brothers’ return to the music industry was the comeback of the century. Not only was “Sucker” stuck in everyone’s heads for months, but the music video featured the three brothers and their wives dancing around a mansion. For O.G. JoBros fans like myself, this was the most beautiful comeback I could have ever asked for.
June 7, 2019, was the day that I had been waiting for since I heard of the split in 2013. The Jonas Brothers released their comeback album “Happiness Begins” and it was a hit. No skips, in my opinion. Their new sound blended elements from Nick’s solo career, Joe’s work with DNCE and their previous JoBros vibe. It was nothing short of beautiful. I may have shed a tear.
The emotions and growth that the brothers went through during their six-year hiatus shone through in this album and clutched the hearts of JoBro fans everywhere. I had songs like “Strangers,” “Only Human” and “Comeback” on repeat in that same 2008 Subaru Impreza for the entire summer of 2019. Talk about full circle; “Rollercoaster” has got to be my favorite song off of this album, as it expresses the brothers’ journey from being poor in California to finding happiness and success in their bond with each other.
Clearly, the Jonas Brothers have been on quite the journey since 2005, and I am here for every second of it. Their 2019 comeback has made the band better than it ever was, and their music just keeps getting better. I’ll stand by these brothers to the very end. But until then, I’m counting down the days until “The Album” releases on May 12!