Nick Jonas is owning his individuality, releasing his debut solo album today. It's called Last Year Was Complicated, and it's precisely what it sounds like. The singer takes you on a journey through the inner workings of his mind, touching on subjects of love and self realization.
It's an exquisitely produced record, not only incorporating lyrics that hit home, but production that is heavy in both flavors of pop and even a bit of EDM. Heavy bass and howling electronic flavors fill the space in between his voice, making this album ready for nightlife.
But there's also sweeter sides of him that are exposed in this project. Heartbreak is plentiful in your 20's, and Nick has taken this and directed the energy to his art, touching the hearts of listeners and giving us a better understanding of the commonality of emotion.
We give this album a solid rating. Every aspect is tastefully done, not watering down or over-saturating any aspect.