One of the remarkable aspects of the pandemic is that truly touched everyone's lives. Nick Jonas might enjoy the positive aspects of wealth and fame - and he'd be the first to confront his privilege in that regard - but the pandemic drastically upended his existence. Removed from the support of fans, and with his wife Priyanka Chopra spending the bulk of 2020 shooting a new film, the pop icon found himself - perhaps for the first time - really, truly alone.
To those paying attention, Nick has long been known as the most ambitious of the brothers Jonas--the de facto bandleader, whose outsize aspirations drove them to their highest late-aught heights, and then over the edge to their breakup in 2013. In adulthood, Nick is certainly the most ubiquitous of the trio: Catch him on the big screen colonizing space, on the small screen doling out pop star wisdom to contestants on The Voice, on Broadway, in your local liquor store peddling branded tequila, and, of course, in the studio. Including Spaceman, his latest, Jonas has four solo albums to his name.
As the opening track of Nick Jonas ' fourth studio album begins ("Don't Give Up On Us"), the seductive, futuristic beats almost have you forgiving Jonas' overly autotuned vocals where he robotically yearns "I hear you calling / When I'm here all by myself / I can't help wondering / Are you loving someone else?". Being rich and famous doesn't make one immune to the pandemic and Jonas found himself struggling with loneliness in the same way that many of us have recently. Lyrically referencing receiving bad news while watching TV: "Houston, think we've got some problems / Find somebody who can solve them / I feel like a spaceman," the relatability doesn't stop there.