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COLUMN: The Jonas Brothers are back and I can feel happiness again


A popular vine once said, “The Jonas Brothers can’t break up, they’re brothers.” 

Truer words have never been spoken: The band is back.

The boys have long since thrown their purity rings in the trash — Nick and Kevin have exchanged them for wedding rings, and Joe is engaged — and the Jonas Brothers' six year-long hiatus went with them. My willingness to listen to anything other than “Sucker,” which was released March 1 at midnight Eastern Time, also went out the window.

"Sucker” is incredibly upbeat and catchy, and after hearing the music Nick and Joe have put out individually since the split it’s exactly what I expected it to be and more. 

The video, directed by Anthony Mandler, features the three boys and their significant others: Kevin’s wife Danielle, Nick’s wife Priyanka Chopra and Joe’s fiancée Sophie Turner. The six dance in a castle and take baths while eating suckers and looking absolutely incredible. 

Kevin, Nick and Joe are finally back in the trio where they rightfully belong, and my adult heart is aching like a teenager’s again, beating at speeds that are likely unsafe. 

The Jonas Brothers formed in 2005 and released four albums, three of which were with Hollywood Records owned by Disney. They made appearances on “Camp Rock” and “Hannah Montana” as well as starred in their own show “Jonas,” before breaking up.

My world shattered in October 2013 when the announcement was made. All I could think about was that I never got to go to a Jonas Brothers concert in my red dress and high heels to gain the love and affection of Nick Jonas. After almost six years, the wound was nearly healed when I saw the Jonas Brothers change their photos on social media to black. 

That was when I knew they were back, and accompanying the return was my will to live.

If my apartment complex allowed me to hang things on my walls, I would likely consider recreating my Nick Jonas-covered childhood bedroom. Although, no offense to Nick and his stans, but post “Sucker” music video it would likely be photos of Joe instead.

I mean, Nick in that vest? Chopra in that gold dress? Joe in that turtleneck?  I feel like I need to personally thank each and every one of them.

Truthfully, I’ll be thanking them for the rest of my life, because if “Sucker” is any hint of what’s to come from the three brothers we all know and love, we’re in for a treat.

Interested in a playlist full of Jonas? You can listen to one here.

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