Defining this edition’s theme of Remake/Remodel, fourth and final cover star Nick Jonas knows all about creative evolution.
The ridiculously fresh-faced Jonas Brothers were the wholesome pin-ups of choice for tweens worldwide, scoring hit albums, a successful movie and Disney Channel ubiquity in their seven-year run. However, for Nick, the youngest of the three siblings, that all presumably feels like a lifetime ago. Gone is the cherubic face and ruffle-ready mop, replaced by a heartthrob image more appropriate for a man of 25. It’s clearly going well.
Since properly launching himself as a solo artist three years ago, he’s had a number 2 hit with ‘Jealous’, collaborated with artists such as Anne-Marie, Tove Lo and Nicki Minaj, and been nominated for a Golden Globe for the track ‘Home’. Not only that, his film career is gathering apace too. Just before Christmas, he starred in a reimagining of the ’90s family classic, Jumanji, alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“I certainly don’t have a secret recipe as to how it’s done,” Nick tells Clash. “There are going to be some missteps. I’m willing to ride that out and I think the key has just been staying patient.”
Nick Jonas rounds off an exemplary issue that also includes MØ, Natalia Dyer, Rina Sawayama, Shame, R.E.M., BØRNS, blackbear, Mike Love, Roy Woods, David Guetta, Not3s, Prince, Yxng Bane, Yonaka, and much more. Watch this space every day this week for the remaining covers!
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Clash 106 with Nick Jonas
Interview: Joe Rivers
Photography: Eric Chakeen
Fashion: Ian Bradley
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers
Nick wears: T-shirt by Topman
Leather trousers by DSquared2
Bracelet by Shiny Squirrel