Jonas Brothers were awarded with the 2,745th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last Monday (Jan 30), and celebrated with the announcement of their much-anticipated new album.
The trio’s latest accolade came at a comparatively early period in their careers — with the brothers barely in their 30s and in the prime of their musical successes.
Joe Jonas told Variety his thoughts on the tremendous recognition: “We just felt so honored. Some of us were in tears, we just couldn’t believe it.”
The Jonas Brothers’ official Instagram page posted several memorable moments of the siblings on their special day, surrounded by their wives and star-studded team at Republic Records.
It captioned, “Hollywood! Here we are 😎 So proud to officially be a part of the @hwdwalkoffame! Thank you to each and every person who came out and watched the livestream to celebrate with us. Next up? New music! Jonasbrothers.com.”
At the ceremony, Kevin Jonas shared, “This is a testament to the love and support of our fans, our family and our friends who have been with us every step of the way,” shouting out their fans as the “driving force” behind the band.
Nick Jonas stepped in to reminisce on the past 18 years in the entertainment industry. After reconciling the band in 2019 with their No. 1 hit single “Sucker,” he shared their combined excitement for what’s to come.
“It’s nice to reflect on this nearly 20-year journey and to commemorate it here today but we’re looking towards the future,” Nick said, before he announced their next album.
On May 5, the group’s sixth album, titled The Album, will be released. Swayed by the ’70s sound and inspired by the Bee Gees, the Jonas Brothers shared with Variety, “They were a huge influence in our lives, growing up and listening to them with our father,” Kevin said. “Obviously, as we grew up being three brothers in a band, we definitely understood similarities.”
Joe added that “there’s a lot more acoustic guitar and real organic instruments that tap into a bunch of different influences.” He also praised their producer Jon Bellion for his work on the album and said, “Jon flipped it on its head — he’s got a modern edge to everything he does, even if it has really classic elements.”
Now that all three boys are married with children, the storyline behind their new music has grown with them.
“The direction of the lyrics, the stories we’re telling. … It has changed a lot,” Joe Jonas told Variety of the upcoming album. Nick added, “How do we make an album that speaks to all those different walks of life and ages? … We wanted to find a way to tell stories that are universal but also ultra-personal.”
The superstar group shared their personal favorite tracks on the album — Joe’s being “Wings,” he told Variety, “It might be the shortest song on the album, but I like it because it feels like a trailer to the rest of the body of work.” Kevin’s pick was “Vacation Eyes,” an ode to his relationship with his wife. Nick happened to be torn between “Little Bird,” which is about “parenthood that will affect people in different ways” and “Waffle House,” a last-minute addition that takes inspiration from the Doobie Brothers and the Bee Gees.
In addition to the album announcement, the brothers also confirmed that they will be going on tour later this year.