Nick Jonas sheds pop image, debuts new song 'Chains'

By Kabraun Dixon,

Nick Jones is back and released his new solo single “Chains” this week. This time around, there is no Jonas Brothers or The Administration to back him up. It is just the 21-year-old trying to find his own route to success in the music world.

Jonas released the song “Chains” to Complex. It has an edgier sound than the music he put out with his brothers and his band. Its dark undertones resembles The Weeknd’s “Wicked Games.”

Jonas explained to Complex the message behind the song. “Everyone has their own chains, in life and in love, that bind them and this song embodies that feeling,” he told the magazine. “I’m excited to be back to share this song with the world.”

Jonas not only provides soaring vocals, but he also shows his songwriting skills. In the chorus, he plays off the words chains and change, singing, "You got me in Chains/you got me in chains/for your love/ but I wouldn’t change."

Jonas is claiming his emancipation from the Disney Channel just like fellow former Disney and Nickelodeon stars Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Dylan Sprouse have been doing lately. The track has an urban and more suggestive sound that welcomes a brand new audience into Jonas' already established fan base. He also mentioned that it will be matched with a "racy" music video.

Early in his career, Jonas, along with his brothers, presented a Christian image and even wore purity rings. According to a source for Page Six, Jonas’ upcoming project will be all him as he sheds the image that he felt people created for him.

"Nick has spent years experiencing a burden that's hard to explain," the source told Page Six. "He feels free now for the first time in his life. He's making music he believes in." Apparently, Jonas is done caring about what other people think of his music.

Image Courtesy of RCF/INFphoto.com

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