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"Sucker" Jonas Brothers

by Margaret Stewart - News Editor
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 10:00 pm

After six long years, the nostalgia hit hard at midnight on Friday, March 3 as Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas got the Jonas Brothers back together and released their newest single, “Sucker.” The tight-knit family band gave fans the reunion they didn’t even know they were waiting for.

While everyone was excited about the trio getting back together, “Sucker” is significantly different from childhood classics like “SOS” and “Burnin’ Up” while keeping with a similar message. The song is strongly in the R&B, pop and rock contemporary style that may be edgier than what it was half a decade ago. Like many of its predecessors, “Sucker” talks about being in love with one specific girl. The tune channeled strong vibes from both Nick and Joe’s solo careers and is set to be the song of the summer.

One difference is that while this album cover features the three brothers in their iconic triangle formation (like on “JB” and “Year 3000”), it is Nick who has taken point with both Joe and Kevin off to either side. Perhaps it is due to his booming solo career or increased popularity, but regardless, Nick continues to take the lead throughout the single as well. Nick leads the verses while DNCE frontman Joe, takes on the bridges leaving the brothers to harmonize on the choruses, adding a new twist to the already iconic vocals.

The lyrics and instrumentation are tight and fresh, giving the band a whole new yet familiar sound. Sounding like a mash up of “Jealous” and “Cake by the Ocean,” the single was bound to be a hit, and a hit it is.

The trio’s come-back single was accompanied by a music video, also released at midnight on March 3. It opens with a car driving up to a giant castle and then focuses on the boys singing in front of their leading ladies: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas. 

The video shows close ups of each of the ladies closely followed by their respective significant other providing the video with some humor to go along with the sweet lyrical underlay.

The song features lyrics like: “I’ve been dancing on top of cars and stumbling out of bars/ I follow you through the dark, can’t get enough/ You’re the medicine and the pain, the tattoo inside my brain/ And, baby, you know it’s obvious/ I’m a sucker for you/ You say the word and I’ll go anywhere blindly.” The lyrics are juxtaposed, in the videos, with the brothers singing to their partners. It is sweet, the notion that they would follow their significant other anywhere and everywhere they go.

While some of the darker sets make the video harder to see, the interspersed bright scenes add humor and life to the three minute video. Through a montage of overly, somewhat ridiculous, luxurious scenes including bathtubs, fencing, walking dogs and lounging poolside we get a look at the comical life of early 2000s music royalty.  

While fans have undoubtedly enjoyed the brothers’ solo careers, bringing them all back together was inevitable. The artists’ reinvention of their band shows that they were always meant to be together and we could not be any happier. (Actually, we’d love a cameo from Frankie in the near future).