Written by Zoë Holloway, June 10, 2016

Nick Jonas has pulled a Taylor Swift with his third solo release, a break-up album dedicated to the aftermath of his relationship with pageant beauty Olivia Culpo.

With high-profile relationships with Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus behind him – and rumored dalliances with Kate Hudson – the 23-year-old opens up on why he’s kept his love life quiet – until now…

You’ve always kept your relationships top secret – why have you decided to tell all with your new album?

It’s important to get vulnerable. We [the Jonas Brothers] had a pretty huge female fan base, so we had to make a concerted effort to keep things private. I feel bad about it now. I probably hurt some people.

Your new album is called Last Year Was Complicated. What was so complicated about it?

It was a real year of growth, going from being in a group with my brothers for years to travelling alone. Being alone all the time – it was intense. Then, on top of that, the break-up I had last year was, well, complicated! [Laughs] It was tricky.

So this is your break-up album?

It became very clear what it was going to be about after the break-up. I just dove in headfirst and wrote about all of it. I think it was the most meaningful relationship I’ve ever really been in, and it was the longest.

Are you looking for a relationship now? We hear you have a bit of a crush on Rihanna?

I flirted with Rihanna once. It didn’t work – but it didn’t not work. It didn’t go anywhere but it was a great conversation. She laid a good foundation… She smells amazing, that’s one thing I can tell you!


Last Year Was Complicated is out June 10

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