SINGLE REVIEW: Nick Jonas – Spaceman

After reuniting with his brothers for ‘Happiness Begins’, Nick Jonas has gone solo again and announced that his third studio album ‘Spaceman’ will be released on March 12. To coincide with the exciting announcement, he’s dropped the lead single and title track which highlights the romantic 80’s inspired direction he’s head in for this record. 

With syncopated beats and 808 drums, ‘Spaceman’ is a song that floats between a nostalgic pop world and a futuristic RNB one. It’s not the most hard hitting single that the singer-songwriter could’ve launched this project with unlike past lead singles ‘Close’ and ‘Chains’, but it does sonically feel cohesive within that world melodically. He’s always been very strong with his musical direction, and hopefully this is only the foundational beginnings of what this record will be. 

Lyrically the song reflects on the trials and tribulations of the last 12 months with the 2020 election and COVID really testing our beliefs and strengths. “They say it’s a phase, it’ll change if we vote. And I pray that it will, but I know that it won’t. I’m a spaceman” he sings during the pre-chorus. 

‘Spaceman’ is a bit mediocre at best, but his fans will love the contrast of emotions and sounds, and hopefully he’s got some stronger songs for us just around the corner.