INTERVIEW: Nick Jonas Opens Up About New Single 'Find You' & New Music
By Nicole Mastrogiannis
September 14, 2017
For Nick Jonas, Last Year Was Complicated, but this year, the 24-year-old he has a new body of work on the way, and it all starts with his new single "Find You."
On his new single, Nick teamed back up with songwriter Simon Wilcox, who he also wrote his hit song "Jealous" with. The track, starts off with some soft guitar riffs, then building up to to the chorus. "Find You" follows Jonas's previous 2017 single "Remember I Told You," which featured Mike Posner and Anne-Marie.
"Find You" has a double meaning for Nick. First, is the lyrical meaning, which is centered around the journey of finding love. Nick sings, "But I never really know just where to find you/Try Try try but I/Try try try but but I/Try try try but I/But I never really know just where to find you. Secondly, "Find You" also means going on a musical journey for Nick, as he re-explores the guitar -- which is clear in the new song as it kicks off with a soft dose of the instrument.
Nick explains to iHeartRadio of what his new single "Find You" means to him:
"'Find You' is about a lot of things. For me, it's got a lot to do with just the idea of finding love, in general, and the journey we all go on with that. And how sometimes, it can be something you're afraid of and running away from it in that sense, but it is desperately something we all hope for. And in a lot of ways, it's about me going on a musical journey, as well, and re-exploring starting my music with a guitar, and trying some different melodies and even just lyrics, really focusing on what I'm saying. The creative process, [as a] whole was really rewarding, and I got to work with my friend, Simon Wilcox, who I wrote 'Jealous' with. Getting to reunite her was great."
There is more on the way where "Find You" came from. Nick has been hard at work on a new body of music, and one that he says he his the "most proud of." Jonas explains he has grown musically in many ways, and he has been able to open up in a new way. He's even been inspired by country music icons like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. Nick tells us:
"I think the body of work that I'm currently working on and finishing is the one I'm most proud of. I think that it says a lot about where I'm at at this moment of my life, and it's got a completely new perspective, as well, from the last stuff. There's a real sense of optimism in the music, and hope, and just re-discovering guitar, and starting music that way. I think melodically and lyrically, just kinda opened me up in a new way. I wanna give my fans, and the people that aren't as familiar with my work, a real snapshot into my world, and hopefully have some songs that'll become a part of the fabric of their lives. Like an artist like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain, a lot of country artists actually that I really love, the thing that I think is so brilliant that they do in country music that I hope we can start to do more of in pop music is say something that lasts and stands the test of time, and becomes a part of someone's journey."
Photos: Rachel Kaplan