Hear Nick Jonas' 'Unexpected' New Self-Titled Album

Boy-band graduate moves forward with his first solo LP since age 13: "My plan is to surprise the world with the unexpected"

Nick Jonas says his new, self-titled solo album will take fans by surprise. Credit: Andrew Zaeh

Five years after the last Jonas Brothers album and four years after his lone studio album with former band the Administration, Nick Jonas is once again going solo. "It's like starting over as a brand new artist," the 22-year-old tells Rolling Stone.

"In making this record, I really allowed myself to be vulnerable and open up emotionally," he says over e-mail. "This record is a combination of R&B, soul and pop, with musical influences from legendary artists that I've always admired such as Prince and Stevie Wonder – and more modern artists such as the Weeknd and Jhene Aiko. My plan is to surprise the world with the unexpected."

Titled Nick Jonas, the finished product features a rap verse from Angel Haze (on "Numb") and songwriting contributions from Mike Posner ("Numb") and Taio Cruz ("I Want You"). And as Wikipedia notes, "It will be Jonas' first album with a Parental Advisory warning label."

Nick Jonas will be released November 10th via Island Records and can be pre-ordered here. Stream the entire record below.