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Joe Jonas Asks Jonas Brothers for ‘Blessings’ to Record Solo Album

Joe Jonas Asks Jonas Brothers for ‘Blessings’ to Record Solo Album

Joe Jonas is ready to step back into the spotlight solo. On Wednesday, July 10, the 34-year-old singer announced the release of his new single, “Work It Out,” set to drop on July 19.

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The big reveal came during his appearance on Jake Shane’s show. Therapywhere he shared details about his upcoming solo album.

During the conversation, Joe revealed that the song “Work It Out” was originally intended to appear on a Jonas Brothers album, but he felt a stronger personal connection to it.

“I was listening to it and I was like, ‘Man, I really like this song,’ and I started to feel like I don’t know why, but I want this song for myself — not just for Brothers — and I also feel like this isn’t DNCE, this is a different band that I’m in,” Joe explained.

Determined to follow his instincts, Joe sought his brothers’ approval.

“I asked my brothers for their blessing and said, hey, I want to go work on — I don’t want to call it solo, but I want to go do something on my own and I don’t feel like it’s DNCE, and I just need to express something for myself. And they were like, ‘Let’s do it.’ Nick booked the movie. Kevin was supposed to do another season Ticket to fame“And I had a moment of time, so I locked myself away.”

The result of this lockdown is a deeply personal album, created in just two to three weeks. Joe collaborated with an impressive line-up of artists, including Alexander 23, Josette Maskin of Muna, Jason Evigan, Tommy English and Paris Carney. Reflecting on the experience, Joe describes it as “the most personal music I’ve ever released.”

Excited to share his new music, Joe posted a video on Instagram of a serene mountain and lake landscape.

“I’m excited and emotional as I get ready to release new music,” he wrote.

“I am honored and grateful to be working with some of my favorite musicians and creators. I hope you find as much happiness and peace as I do when listening to these songs.”

Hints of Joe returning to solo musical endeavors first surfaced in March, when he posted a clip with the caption, “This is how I would embody this trend if I wasn’t in the studio working on something new.”

A day later, he showed a 13-second video of his collaborators playing guitars in a recording studio.

Joe’s solo journey is much different from his work with the Jonas Brothers and DNCE.

The journey begins with “Work It Out,” co-written by Blush and Evigan. Joe gave fans a taste of the song’s inspiring chorus on Therapysinging, “Get up, get up, get up, get up / What you complaining about? / No, no one’s gonna save you now / No, no one’s gonna pull you out / Dust off your shoulders.”

It’s been 13 years since he released his solo album, Fast lifewhich featured the Chris Brown-penned song “See No More”, which peaked at number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the LP peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200.

While he didn’t provide an exact release date for the album, Joe did mention that it will be out “sometime this year,” with more tracks set to be released before then.

Listen to the entire Joe Jonas song Therapy episode here.