A new sonic direction for Jonas Brothers

THE JONAS BROTHERS are nearing completion of their fourth album, due out on June 15, which the trio says will take the band in new sonic directions.

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Published: Sun 22 Mar 2009, 10:07 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:43 PM

“This album is taking steps,” Nick Jonas told Billboard.com during a teleconference with reporters. “We’re trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow.”

Kevin Jonas said, “The overall message is it’s the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense,” but he noted that the group would be adding more instrumentation, including horns and strings “to add and build to the sound we already have.”

Nick said the songs on the new album - whose title the brothers are not yet revealing - are “our journal in songs,” mostly about “all things we’ve gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from.” But citing the continuing influence of Elvis Costello, he added that “we’ve also been working on trying to use metaphors ... to kind of mask a literal thing that happens to us.”

Other inspirations the trio cited for the new album include the Zutons, Kings of Leon and Neil Diamond.

Nick said the group already has recorded nine songs. John Fields is again producing the album, which was recorded concurrently with the filming of the trio’s new J.O.N.A.S. action/adventure/comedy series, which will debut in May on the Disney Channel. Several songs from the album will be featured in the show as well.

The Jonases are also gearing up for their first world tour, which begins on June 20.

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