Recording information: Chalice Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA; KMA Studios, New York, NY; The Hit Factory, Miami, FL; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Lee Strickland.
Following in the steps of younger brother Nick, Joe Jonas launches his solo career with this full-length album, which ditches the Jonas Brothers' fizzy, spunky pop songs in favor of an urban, electronic sound more reminiscent of Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown.
As frontman of the Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas became a multi-platinum pop star while still in his teens. The Jonas Brothers hit pay dirt in 2007, when their self-titled second album debuted at number five during its first week. Given their good looks and tween appeal, the boys also proved to be popular on television, landing their own Disney Channel movie franchise and launching two TV shows. Branching off, Joe scored a Top Ten hit in 2008 with "This Is Me," a duet he'd recorded with girlfriend Demi Lovato for the Camp Rock soundtrack. Two years later, he announced plans for a solo album, which arrived in 2011 with the release of Fastlife. ~ Andrew Leahey
Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "Produced in large part by Danja, who worked on Justin Timberlake's FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS....It's the LOVESOUNDS, as on gorgeous ballad 'Sorry,' that most impress." -- Grade: B