Nick Jonas’s newest album was crammed full of droning disappointment

Nick Jonas’s newest album was crammed full of droning disappointment

As a fan of the Jonas Brothers, I was intrigued when I heard that the man who had decided to create some of his music solo, Nick Jonas, was releasing a new album. Unfortunately, not one of the songs in the album truly pleased me.

Jonas’s album was obnoxious and repetitive, and it wasn’t just “not my cup of tea.” I would much rather throw out the tea completely and listen to silence than the songs in Spaceman. As I listened to each song, I did my best to tune out the whiny whispers coming from Jonas.

To begin with, the album-named song, “Spaceman,” was nothing special. The background beat was overused and the lyrics were neither intriguing nor catchy. Jonas’s voice sounds the same as in every other song—slightly echoed and feels like you are going up the same hill over and over again.

Although most of his songs lack tone variety, “Heights” was actually a bit refreshing. Jonas still uses his typical voice, but the beat is a little more daring, using a quicker and more complex rhythm. In addition to this, Jonas managed to chop up his usually dragging, whiny style into a more enjoyable type.

However, many of the other songs in Spaceman didn’t quite reach the height that “Heights” did. “2drunk,” “Don’t Give Up on Us,” and “Death Do us Part” fell far from great. I considered “Nervous” to be my least favorite of the tracks since both the music and overall concept was unoriginal.

“Nervous” seemed to have the typical roles reversed; however, this was only an initial impression. While most songs with the mood of nervousness are about the singer feeling this way towards the one their attracted to, this song is about how Jonas feels without his significant other.

This is a facade of creativity; the song ties back into every other typical story where one lover feels pained and alone without the other.

Not all of the songs are a lost cause like “Nervous.” “If I Fall” introduced a style and tone of voice that was not as typical and was something that I didn’t want to switch off. Unfortunately the background music didn’t fit well with the song, and the actual singing was rolled-down windows and a breeze while the music was a stuffy car and the lazy breath of a vent. 

“If I Fall” was slightly more than tolerable, contrary to the nearly intolerable medley consisting of the remaining songs in Spaceman. 

My criticism of Jonas’s songs is not to say I despise his work. I believe that Jonas is a talented man with a gift that could be put to better use in more original and feeling-inducing songs. This is proved in his work with the other two Jonas’s.

I believe that Jonas is a talented man with a gift that could be put to better use in more original and feeling-inducing songs.”

From their early days on Disney to my favorite album, Happiness Begins, the trio has never failed to put a smile on my face. However, the middle Jonas on his own doesn’t quite bring the same variety and energy.