This is the soundtrack to the most awaited second season of JONAS, with the name change to JONAS L.A. I think he soundtrack captured that LA sound which goes well with the summer theme of the season.
Feelin’ Alive- When I first heard this song, I just wanted to scream out from the window “EHHHHHH. THIS IS THE NIGHT. THIS IS THE NIGHT.” I think the beats are awesome, more on the drum side which fits the song well. I imagined the music video of this with the boys in front of the Hollywood sign, I hope they reconsider that concept.
L.A. Baby- The first single of the album, well of course it promotes the series’ move to L.A. I was quite amused of Nick’s change of enunciation of the word California. It is the belt-out song of the album, the kind that when you step out of the plane arriving at California or just walking around the street with your iPod in hand. (P.S. WE CAN HEAR KEVIN ON THIS SONG.)
Your Biggest Fan- To those fans that thought they would never hear Nick Jonas rap again, here is the song for you. This has a RnB vibe to it, soulful beats, surprisingly fits Nick’s voice well. His rap is reminiscent of his Nick J is off the chain days A+ for you Nick, you still have it. Oh, and when he says “Shawty” you can’t help but feel all giddy inside.
Critical- My favorite song in the album. Full of emotion. I consider this like a pop-rock ballad. There are two versions of this, the regular one with guitars in the background and the piano. I must say the piano version is way better, the guitars in the regular one overpowers Nick’s voice but with the piano version you can feel the raw emotion of the song which makes it more powerful.
Hey You- When people commented that this was like a boy band song I had to take a second listen to get it. They’re right, this song sounds BSB like with a little NSYNC vibe. I could see Joe dancing when I’m listening to it, now that’s an image that’s gonna be stuck in my head for weeks.
Things Will Never be the Same- John Taylor co-wrote this song, this sounds like a dance track that shows off the boys’ versatility with music and how their lyrics can relate to people and emotions.
Fall- Another pop-rock ballad. Very touchy and has a great meaning, kind of cheesy but you once you listen to it a few more times you will think that it is the sweetest song you have ever heard.
Summer Rain- Has a hawaiian vibe for me because of the ukulele sounds in the background, perfect song for the rainy day just curled up under the blankets, gives you that relaxing feeling.
Drive- Definitely a road trip song, blast it in your car, pull the top down and just sing at the top of your lungs. Probably the song with the most different sound, it’s catchy but not the type that will get stuck in your head for week but the song you’ll randomly sing when you’re alone.
Invisible- Honestly, this song gives me a creepy, stalker-ish vibe. Fangirls, put down your pitchforks, maybe it’s because of the lyrics and instrumentals, the song is good, sometimes it just rubs me the wrong way.
Make it Right- Romeo and Juliet song or something with a balcony, the guy is singing and the girl is watching from her balcony/window. Talks about second chances, and what better way to get the girl than this song. (P.S. Joe and Stella, cut the BS and get together already. Kthnx)
Chillin’ in The Summertime- Probably my least favorite song, nice beats though. I don’t feel the rhyming in the lyrics but there’s one part that left me swooning. All in all, the last song I would listen in the album. That’s just me.
Set This Party Off- The title definitely speaks for itself, this is a total party song. Complete with sick drum beats, guitar, and booming vocals.
Overall judgement, I give this album a 5/5. It shows versatility and it brings me back to the old Jonas days. You will never get tired when you listen to this album, it will always keep you on your toes.