Singer/songwriter Joseph Adam “Joe” Jonas is 22 years old, his star sign is Leo, his favourite pizza topping is BBQ chicken, he currently has 1,194,145 Facebook fans and his guest appearance on Hannah Montana in 2007 attracted 10.7 million viewers, making it US cable’s most watched series telecast. Ever.
Exploding onto the global stage as one third of Christian prog-rock act The Jonas Brothers, resident hotty, Joe Jonas found fame singing alongside his siblings. In their rise to superstardom, the boys have had two chart-topping albums and explored fruitful stints in the film industry. Now, six years after being discovered, Joe is embracing his own solo career. First stop? Britney Spears. Constantly snapped alongside some of the world’s hottest ladies, Joe maintains a squeaky clean image, sporting his purity ring at all times. He prefers to text rather than call and if he fancies you, you can expect a cheeky grin. i-D online got fancy dressing with Joe, kitting him out in some mighty fine William Richard Green threads before getting lost in his big, brown, dreamy eyes.
So your album comes out in two weeks, what can fans expect? I’m looking forward to it, it’s going be very exciting and it’s kind of surreal that it’s finally here. I’ve been able to work with so many different producers everyone from Rob Knox to Brian Kennedy and happy to have it right around the corner.
What new music have you been listening to recently? I did a show with this young redhead kid named Ed Sheeran. He’s really great, incredible voice, incredible songwriter, I really like his stuff.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future? I’d love to do something with Kid Cudi or Kanye West, Tinie Tempah, a little bit different musically I think we could come up with something interesting and cool.
You’re also about to embark on a European tour with Britney how have you been preparing? I’ve been on my own tour in the US for a little while, co-headlining with Jay Sean. That’s geared me up to hit the road with Britney.
Do you prefer working as a solo artist? I feel like right now it’s good to do the solo stuff. I have my brothers’ support, they’re doing their own things and once we get back together it’ll be very special.
What are your brothers up to at the moment? Kevin is enjoying married life, he’s at home with his wife and he’s got a couple of opportunities that people will start to hear about soon. Nick is just finishing up his South American tour and he’s gearing up to go to Broadway for six months.
What do you do in your downtime? Sleep. Or shop or see the city, sometimes cook if I’m at home. I love hiking as I always travel, I love to go and see beautiful mountain ranges and things like that.
Joe Jonas’ latest single ‘Just In Love’ is available for download now!