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The middle Jonas brother talked to Details about his first solo album and breaking away from the band that was bewitching tween girls while Justin Bieber was still churning out viral videos. “When you’re writing with three people, you wind up with a sound that might be — not average — but, you know, expected,” Joe told the magazine. “I wanted to do something you could hear in a club or something you could dance to, something that’s fun — something that’s me.”

Nick, the youngest Jo Bro, embarked on his own solo career with Nick Jonas & The Administration in 2009. The band’s debut album was released last year, but it met iffy reviews and sold fewer than 200,000 copies in the U.S. But Joe’s aiming to connect with his fans that have grown up with him. “I’m growing up, the fans are growing up,” he says. “I really have a hope for the fans that got older… [to say] ‘This is cool stuff, I’m happy listening to this, I’m not embarrassed listening to this.”

The 21-year-old told EW last month that his upcoming album is “not just a cheesy pop record.” He told Details that, now that he’s older: “I wanna go play my music in a club.”

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