Hey! It’s me again! I know, long time no post, but I couldn’t keep quiet any longer… Not with what’s going on in music so far in 2019. There are SO MANY things I could write about, but there are things COMING SOON, so I’ve gotta save some stuff for that.
But this… THIS NEEDED TO BE TALKED ABOUT!
I mean, my 12 year-old self has been SCREAMING at me for weeks now over the JONAS BROTHERS making a comeback… and well, I might have let it out a few times… especially when their first album after 9 years came out.
I am IN LOVE – just like I was when they first appeared on the music scene at the end of 2005 with their first single ‘Mandy’, followed by their first album ‘It’s About Time’ in August of 2006. But my love is much, much stronger, just as their new sound is. I honestly want to play the new album ‘Happiness Begins’ for the rest of my life and if I got stuck on an island, the physical copy would definitely be one of my items.
This album is one for the books. I could not believe that it was still the same guys I not only listened to every day, but was embarrassingly obsessed with for nearly 5 years (okay, maybe I still am).
My best friend from middle school, my bestie, and I never went a day without talking about how cute they were or how good they were. We loved singing along to the songs together, it was our favorite past time. (That’s her in the picture – she’s a doll.)
I couldn’t wait for each song to start playing, it was like opening a present every time.
When I first heard ‘Sucker’ (music video below) my jaw nearly hit the floor. No lie! I just couldn’t believe it was them! I was smiling from ear-to-ear, a proud original jobro-stan <– first time I’ve ever used that and I’m not sure I liked it… ANYWAY. The song is awesome and even though it’s not my favorite from the album, it’s definitely in the top 5. Check out the music video if you haven’t already seen it. It features each of their significant others and I think it makes it that much better. Talk about powerhouse.
UGH, so good, right?! Now imagine what the rest of the songs sound like! That one doesn’t even do the album justice. Honest. It’s THAT good. Even if you never got down with the Jonas Brothers back in the day, I think you might want to give them a second chance. You may just find yourself dancing in your chair (or wherever you are). Hell, you might even relate to some of the lyrics, I know I did.
My FAVORITE song is ‘Happy When I’m Sad’, it was the song I related to the most and coming in hot, REALLY HOT, with my second favorite is ‘Hesitate’, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the boys sound more like angels than they did on that song. If my boyfriend had been with me while I was listening to it, we would have been slow dancing right in the middle of my room. We have been going through a rough patch lately and this song… this song made me sob. I felt so much power, so much love through the words, through the music. It’s one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard (and hopefully Wanya let’s me make it our wedding song). Right behind it with the romantic factor, ‘Love Her’ was another angelic ride for the guys. I’m in awe of them, I really am.
This album has melodies that will seep into your brain and stay with you for ages. It’s not only one to get lost in, but it’s one that has made for a stunning comeback by these boys… now men. From start to finish, it is a work of art, carefully crafted by these wonderful musicians who have a chosen a path to utter greatness. ‘Happiness Begins’ is ready to be your summer soundtrack, so get to listening!
Now, for the videos of some of my favorite oldies!
Well that’s about all I’ve got for now! Stay tuned for more 😉
It feels good to be back and man, was this the right thing to write about. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you loved this album as much as I did. They deserve all the love in the world right now and so does this post.
Stay rad, babes ❤
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