No, it is not 2009, it’s 2019 and we are listening to a new Jonas Brothers album! “Happiness Begins” is here and we review and break down each track for you.
The fifth studio album by the brothers is their comeback record and what a comeback it is. Now, all grown, married men, Kevin, Joe, and Nick truly know what happiness means for them and are so in love our inner pre-teen is crying.
Their lead comeback single was the precedent for how they want their new sound to be. They are in love and would do anything for their wives. We know this song is a jam. It was named the best song of 2019 (so far) by Billboard. Clearly, a great song for the Summertime and a dance party.
In their album description on Apple Music, Nick said this song was originally supposed to be a ballad and came towards the end of the writing process. “Cool” is the second single on the album and is another great tune for the Summer. There are many lyrics and hints that reference other things, either old lyrics or something that is currently going on in their life. The Target edition has an acoustic edition, so be sure to check that out.
Right away, you want to dance when the beat kicks in. “Only Human” is the first time you hear ‘happiness begins’ on the album. What a great way to introduce new music. It’s basically saying it is only human for you to feel the instinct to dance in your living room with the one you love and not have a care in the world. This was the last song written for the album and you can tell that the brothers just wanted to celebrate and dance from this tune.
Right away they hit listeners with all of the feels. Nick said this is his love letter to Priyanka (Chopra) and that it sounds amazing on a beach. There are truly no words to explain how beautiful this song is. You just have to listen to it and see how in love Nick Jonas really is. The lyrics just hit you right in the heart.
“Used to Be”
Have the Jonas Brothers gone trap? This song definitely reflects the sound of Post Malone. This one is a little confusing on who it is exactly about. The brothers have had a fair share of relationships. Nick is the one credited as the writer, so we can only assume it is about a past flame of his.
“Every Single Time”
Another trap song? It sounds like they are hooked on one girl. They come back to the same girl every single time, no matter the situation. The beat sounds sort of like “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. This is definitely a great song for those who are falling in love.
“Don’t Throw It Away”
This song chronicles the ups and downs of a relationship. “Don’t Throw it Away” is basically saying that whatever they are fighting about, can be resolved and if you take some time and think about it, everything will be alright.
By this point, you are in a ball on the floor filled with emotions. “Love Her’ talks about that no matter what you are fighting about, you will always love her and relationships may not be perfect, but love it worth it in the end. This is one of the best, if not THE best, songs on the album.
“Happy When I’m Sad”
This may be the most relatable song on the entire album. You have to put on a mask or happy face when you are feeling sad or at your lowest. A feeling all of us have experienced at one point in our life.
Have you ever had that crush or relationship where you act like a fool or do things you don’t normally do because you’re so in love with the person, but at the same time the person is making you a different person? That’s what this song is about. Again, very relatable.
There’s the old JoBros we know! You are so comfortable with someone even before you’ve met them. You feel like you’ve known them your whole life. This is going to be a great song for the tour.
You can hear Joe getting emotional in this song. This is Joe’s love letter to Sophie (Turner), saying he will be there no matter what. Don’t listen to this unless you have tissues nearby.
Again, you hear ‘happiness begins’ mentioned in this song. “Rollercoaster” is telling the story of their journey in this industry saying they had fun when they were young, are doing it again in a healthy way, but they would do it all again. For the fans before the breakup, this song hits home. One of the best on the album.
What a comeback it’s been! This song is two-fold. It could be about a relationship but also reflects back on their roots and where they were at as a band. What a perfect way to end this phenomenal album. This is another favorite.
Is it possible to give this album a higher rating than 5 stars? More like 10 out of 5.
The brothers should definitely get multiple Grammy nominations and wins for this album! It’s been ten years, but it was worth it. We are so happy we held while they got their stuff together.