Nick Jonas: Rebranded

"Jealous" Singer, Nick Jonas. (Photo courtesy of bipamerica.com)

by Brittany Ambrosino

A lot can change in a year, especially for former Jonas Brother, Nick Jonas.

The youngest of the trio, Nick performed with the band for eight years before their split last October.

During an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, when the band was breaking up last year, Nick had big plans for his future.

“My next move will be recording music, writing for myself and for other people. And some acting opportunities. And maybe a return to theater at some point,” he said.

By July, Nick released his first single “Chains,” which brought a darker, deeper, and more mature sound to his once lighthearted music. Despite the change, fans responded with nothing but love for the new sound.

With the announcement of his second album this Sept., he released “Jealous,” which is currently number 13 on iTunes.  It’s a song infused with disco melodies and a bad boy image that left fans in awe.

The song was inspired by a real life experience with Jonas’ girlfriend, former Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo.

“I’m with my girl and [some other guys are] looking at her; it was a moment when I was like, I’ve got to write about that because the fact that I got so passionate about it so quickly means that there is a song there,” Nick revealed to MTV.com.

“His new music is full of emotion and honesty, very sensual and soulful. His style is laid back, but classic cool,” said Chas Bailey, a fan who attended Jonas’ tour in Dallas, Texas.

His new album is scheduled to be released Nov. 11 and will include the highly anticipated song, “Avalanche,” a duet with Demi Lovato.

Jonas’ new show, “Kingdom,” just debuted on Direct TV. Also, his Calvin Klein photo shoot revealed a new side to Jonas that left everyone impressed by his new image.

Coming from years of cookie cutter pop music, Nick has his work cut out for him to break the mold, but he’s already raising eyebrows and showing people he’s not the same teen heartthrob he once was.

Jonas has added tour dates in Los Angeles and New York City this fall, and has been invited to K104’s Not So Silent Night at the Mid Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, Dec. 13.