By Mackenzie Pittman
March 1, 2019 marked the release of “Sucker,” the Jonas Brothers first song produced since their break up in 2013. Fans were shocked by the seemingly impromptu reunion from the early 2000 pop group. News that the band was getting back together hit the public on February 28 in an episode of James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke starring the three brothers. A series of posts hinting at their new music followed, leading up to the final announcement of their new single and the accompanying music video.
“It’s kind of like coming out of retirement a little bit. It took time to get back into music again, doing the thing that was so much a part of our life, but now it feels so incredible to work together again. I never thought it was going to happen because when people say, ‘Things were bad’ — it was. It’s so cool to be supporting each other as individuals and to be back here now.”
— Kevin, during a chat with Z100’s Elvis Duran
No one really knew why the group broke up in the first place, other than a few subtle mentions that things had been “bad,” so when news of the reunion was released on social media, fans were itching to know why they decided to get back together…and why they broke up in the first place. Thankfully, in conjunction with “Sucker,” the brothers announced a documentary, partnered with Amazon, that would explore their journey as artists.
“Basically, about a year ago we started talking about making a documentary together. That was the start of it — just to tell our story, our childhood and into our career together. In that process we did some necessary healing, because you know when things ended it wasn’t the best. We played a drinking game actually, which really helped open things up. We wrote down questions in a bowl and had to pick them out.”
— Nick, on Carpool Karaoke
The release date of the documentary has not yet been announced, but fans are still excited to glean some insight into the lives of the Jonas brothers. It’s anticipated the group is here to stay with a new attitude but the same old passion for music.