So on Friday, Nick Jonas dropped his long-awaited, third solo album appropriately called, ‘Last Year Was Complicated.’ When I heard that was the album title, it automatically made me want to buy it more because I knew I could relate since Nick is on the single train too! I loved Nick’s last cd, Nick Jonas x2 so I was bit apprehensive if he’d have hits that would be better than ‘Jealous’ and ‘Chains’. But he proved me wrong, when he started teasing us fans with, “Close”, and “Champagne Problems”, I knew we were in for a treat.
The album starts with an upbeat song called, “Voodoo”, which is basically about how he can’t help but come back to his girl because her ‘Voodoo’ keeps him under her spell. Turn it up its great to start pregaming or even a dance party. The next song, which is ideal for any pregame is called, ‘”Champagne Problems” which he used to promote the album as one of his teaser songs, at least that’s what I like to call it. It’s extremely catchy, and I’m pretty sure I know all the words already. After that, it goes into, the deep and Nick’s debut single, “Close”, from ‘LWYC’ featuring Tove-Lo. With lyrics, like “Cause space is just a word made up for someone whose afraid to close.” How can you not like it? It also has a very chillax tempo! The next song, “Chainsaw” is a ballad about a breakup.
I love the album as a whole but I already have two favorites I’m constantly blasting which I foresee being big hits. The first one, number five, “Touch”. It’s so catchy, with lyrics like “I go from touchin’ you with both hands, to touchin’ you with no hands
T-t-touchin’ you, That’s my favorite way of touchin’ you.”
I can’t stop singing it in my car and the beat is great.
The next song I love is, “Good Girls” which features Big Sean. I feel like it’s a song that any millennial woman can relate to. I know I can. Here are some of the lyrics from the chorus,
“When did all these good girls decide to be bad?
Dancin’ up on the table, gettin’ back at your dad
Who’s the asshole that told you
That’s what you had to do? Yeah
When did all these good girls decide to be bad?
You know I love your skin, but is it deeper than that?
Don’t wanna blame you for it, cause that’s what we ask of you
Yeah, but when did all these good girls”
Big Sean kills it in his part to which I think most of the fellas can relate to,
“I used to be too bad for the good girls
Now I’m too good for the bad girls, no middle ground
Funny how big cities turn to little towns
When you tend to get around, I think we should sit it down
Girl you way too good to be in here
I see what they don’t see and see it clear
I think we should prolly take a little time out
You know, slow it down, clear your mind out
Figure out what you’re into
You don’t strike me as a club girl, you seem more residential
To keep it real, I just want a bad girl tonight
And a good girl for life, all I seen was potential”
As I mentioned earlier, I love the whole album. I took a trip to Long Beach, NY and it lasted me the whole trip. I got my cd (yes I didn’t download it) at Target because it came with bonus tracks. I highly recommend you give it a listen! I’m constantly bumping it on Spotify too!
Well, I hope you enjoyed my first of many music reviews! I’ll try to post one once a month.