Everyone is a sucker for the Jonas Brothers

Ellen Fitzpatrick

The Jonas Brothers have thrown the world of fan girls into overdrive after announcing that they are getting back together and releasing a new single, ‘Sucker’. It seems like peace has been restored since their reunion, but why is it that the Jonas Brothers have decided that now is the perfect time for this?

In their heyday, the Disney sensations were everywhere. Touring the world, films and TV shows and four studio albums under their belt, it came as such a shock for the boys to break up, especially considering that they are brothers.

In various interviews since their return, they have been vocal about why they initially split, and it was all down to Nick wanting a solo career. The band formed after Nick was offered a solo record deal but they felt he was too young to go at it alone and the Jonas Brothers were born. So it only makes sense that he finally wanted to see what a solo career had to offer.

“I broke the band up, but I got it back together,” Nick said when talking about their unexpected 2013 break up.

After two successful solo albums, and even Joe’s new band DNCE, the brothers decided now was their chance to come back as a band and make music the wanted as adults without the impact of Disney.

Each member successfully went their separate ways post JoBro breakup. Kevin, the eldest, got married to Danielle Jonas before the band’s split and since had two daughters, Alena and Valentina. Joe, the middle brother, released 2015’s summer song Cake by The Ocean with DNCE and got engaged to Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner. Joe wasn’t the only successful soloist, Nick swept the floor with his own music and even starred on Broadway and in a few film and TV roles, not to mention he got married to Ms. World Priyanka Chopra.

“Basically, about a year ago we started talking about making a documentary together. That was the start of it, just to tell our story, our childhood and into our career together. In that process we did some necessary healing, because you know when things ended it wasn’t the best. There was a magic when we were together that we would all like to feel again,” Nick said during the band’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.

During the discussion and making of their documentary, the release of which is unknown, the band gradually came to realise that they worked better together and it was the right time to make their grand comeback.

Although the brothers were thriving on their own, they say that there was the missing spark from when they were together and it was now or never for them to release new music.

Their new single ‘Sucker’ broke the internet when it was released and the boys have said that they plan to bring out a new album and another tour, that they have so much more planned as a band.

They have said that the music this time around will be much different as they aren’t restricted by Disney and can release music that reflects where they are in their lives now, and not music tailored towards a young audience.


Ellen Fitzpatrick

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