The musical trio – Nick, Kevin and Joe – have just revealed that they are going to release their fourth album on June 15th!
Reports circulating in the media claim the band's new album will be titled "Lines, Vines, and Trying Times". Rumours emerged due to Nick Jonas' statement in Rolling Stone Magazine saying, "Lines are something that someone feeds you, vines are the things that get in the way, and trying times, well, that's obvious."
"This album is taking steps," Nick told Billboard.com. "We're trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow." Kevin Jonas added that "The overall message is the same old Jonas Brothers, in a sense" but he said the group would be "adding more and more music," including horns and strings and "different musical instruments that are going to add and build to the sound we already have."
Nick also said that the songs on the new album are "our journal in songs," mostly about "all things we've gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from." Citing the continuous 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."
The group has already recorded nine songs with "a few more to go." John Fields is again producing the album, which was partly inspired by The Zutons, Neil Diamond and Kings of Leon. The album will be followed by the U.S. kickoff of their world tour June 20. They also added two more dates for the tour: July 11 Allstate Arena Chicago, Illinois and August 9 Staples Center Los Angeles, California.