A "Sucker" for the Jonas Brothers' Reunion

photo from Rolling Stone

photo from Rolling Stone

On March 1st, 2019, our teenage dreams came back to life. May we never forget this glorious day where hearts and early 2000’s boy bands were reunited at last.  

After 6 years of silence (except for some engagement announcements for Joe and Nick), the well-known and loved Jonas Brothers are back with their new single, “Sucker.” The song was produced by Ryan Tedder of the band OneRepublic, along with Frank Dukes under Republic Records. “Sucker” was written by the three brothers themselves (Kevin, Joe, and Nick) along with Ryan Tedder, Frank Dukes, and Louis Bell. If you haven’t yet gotten the chance to listen to the *new single, expect an upbeat, fun, playful if not repetitive tune featuring ever-present high notes from Nick and some nice whistling from Kevin. The single could also be a more mature version of the band’s popular past single, “Burnin’ Up” with lyrics like “I’m feelin’ heat in December when you’re ‘round me.” And let us not disregard the amazingly boujee music video that was released for the single on February 28, 2019. The video features Joe’s bride-to-be Sophie Turner along with the wives of Nick and Kevin, Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas. Filmed in Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England, this music video is very reminiscent of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” music video, or even the recent film “The Favourite”. This is because of its bright, extravagant colors and outfits, courtyard tea parties, random animals, and family portraits. I mean, the music video basically has everything you could want: bunnies, fencing, corgis, creepy butlers, and someone trying to eat a bush. What’s not to love? You too have the chance to enjoy 3 minutes and 19 seconds of Jonas Brothers royalty.

At first listen/watch, I was impressed with both the single and the accompanying music video. Needless to say, my inner 13-year old Jonas Brothers fan was satisfied by the catchy tune and positive family vibes going on in the video. They have stayed true to their signature boy band sound, but allowed themselves to mature a little bit farther in the overall vibe and sounds of this song (well.. As much as you can mature while taking bubble baths in your garden and having tea parties with your wife). I am proud to say that I could not choose a definitive favorite brother after watching this music video. They all three do an equally fantastic job.

So, what are the brothers up to now? They’ve been most recently seen on the Late Late Show with James Corden, but keep your eyes open for a fifth album (*thirteen year old me dies*). In the meantime, you can relive the good old days by listening to any of the Jonas Brothers’ past four albums. With over 60 songs in their repertoire, they’re like Taylor Swift but without all the breakup songs (sorry, Joe). Commence all of the fangirling and constantly checking Spotify to see if they add more singles!  

**Disclaimer: this song is EXTREMELY catchy and you may end up hating/loving it.