Last Year Was Complicated for Nick Jonas

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The baby-faced boy band bro turned heartthrob gets personal and passionate on his outstanding sophomore album.

Photo by Yu Tsai.

Photo by Yu Tsai.

Last Year Was Complicated (Safehouse/Island Records)

Jonas broke out of his shell in a huge way with the wild success of his 2014 solo single “Jealous.” Now, on Last Year Was Complicated, he continues to pave his own path across the pop landscape. Chronicling a bitter breakup, Nick delves into feelings of resentment, loneliness and ultimately, newfound freedom. On the record’s finest track “Close” (featuring buzzy Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo), Jonas suggests that he “can’t open up and be vulnerable with someone.” Meanwhile “Chainsaw” is his male counterpart to Beyonce’s Lemonade — paralleling the end of a relationship with broken dishes, broken trust and a broken home. Jonas will bare his soul on an upcoming North American tour this summer with fellow LGBT ally Demi Lovato. For a full list of dates, visit

Last modified: January 17, 2018