Anyone who grew up in the 2000’s knows that the Jonas Brothers were nothing short of a cultural phenomenon back in the day. Over the years, the trio have all gone about their own careers and lives, but it seems anything is possible in 2019, because they’re back. The Jonas Brothers have returned with a funky and lively new track ‘Sucker,’ a distinct swagger and catchiness marking one of this year’s biggest comebacks.
Everyone’s gone and explored their own paths in life, and that all shows in the Jonas Brothers’ redefined sound. Though Kevin Jonas largely stayed out of the limelight since the band originally parted ways, Nick Jonas kept his pop flair alive with solo career (releasing his debut Last Year Was Complicated in 2016) and Joe Jonas explored funk and pop in his band DNCE. You feel a bit of everything in ‘Sucker:’ Nick’s crooning vocals that ooze sensuality, Joe’s funky swagger apparent in the rhythm and melodies, and Kevin’s tight instrumentation keeping things driving forward but ever giving too much or too little. The Jonas Brothers certainly picked the perfect track to show that they’re still as solid as ever.
The song itself is pretty much a funky “look who’s back and ready for more,” but in the best ways. Even the song’s subject is a spiced up version of the old Jonas Brothers’ flair, the song replacing teenage attraction with matured sexuality. The chorus tantalizingly croons “I'm a sucker for you / You say the word and I'll go anywhere blindly / I'm a sucker for you, yeah / Any road you take, you know that you'll find me,” Nick and Joe harmonizing wonderfully together in perfect unison. The music video is a flaunt as well, the brothers’ wives all staring alongside them as they live a lavish and free lifestyle. It’s like a reintroduction back into their lives as a unit, rather than separate entities.
The Jonas Brothers have comeback with style and flair with ‘Sucker,’ the group’s first single in over six years. If this single makes one thing certain, it’s that the Jonas Brothers are back and here to stay. Big things are bound to be ahead with a comeback like this, and we’re ready for it.
Rating: 88 / 100
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