Nick Jonas: ‘Chains’ Single Review

Nick Jonas is stuck in temptation by a dark and twisted lady as he confidently croons, “No I wouldn’t change this love,” on his single,“Chains.” From the self-titled second album, Nick Jonas, it is a modern slice of pop and trap, infused for a soothing delight. This Jonas brother is ready to spread his bad boy wings and fly into the undiscovered in this seductive, sexy, and mysterious love story.

As a surprise, Nick performs his best Justified vocal impersonation, bringing classic “Cry Me A River” instantly to mind, which have very similar themes, both production-wise and lyrically. It’s wonderfully clear in the chorus: “You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love / But, I wouldn’t change, no I wouldn’t change this love / You got me chains, you got me in chains for your love / But, I wouldn’t change, no I wouldn’t change this love.” The singer is giving a silky smooth vocal which puts on full display something extraordinary to the song, and it is his best track yet. It is different from “Jealous” and shows the soul of a star, with a promising future.

It seems Nick Jonas is embracing his inner R&B roots on “Chains,” only helping the record’s moody atmosphere. The production by Evigan takes the listener on a dramatic eerie tour into the gloomy place of becoming trapped in a toxic relationship. The first verse sets up the theme: “With her wine-stained lips, yeah she’s nothing but trouble / Cold to the touch but she’s warm as a devil / I gave all my heart but she won’t heal my soul / She tasted a break and I can’t get more.” Unquestionably, the production gives the song’s dark and moody lyrics the chamber it deserves.

Pop radio will fall in love with this unforgettable ballad that will still make the body move some way or another. It is erotic and contemporary, making it built for chart success. The production by Jason Evigan brings some high-quality drums and bass, flowing with compelling emotion. Nick Jonas is convincing in this moody avalanche of creepy sounds that enhance this beautiful haunting tale, which is intended to become a hit record. “Chains” is a good song about feeling hostage to crazy love; Nick explains it best in the song’s best part, “Tryin’a break the chains but the chains only break me.”