Jonas Brothers’ New Album: ‘Our Journal in Songs’

By: Betsy Waldman / March 19, 2009

The Jonas Brothers‘ new album drops on June 15, and the boys say that it will “add and build to the sound we already have.”

Band leader and youngest brother Nick Jonas says that the songs on the new album are “our journal in songs” and about “things we’ve gone through, personal experiences we get inspiration from,” Billboard.com reports.

“This album is taking steps,” Nick notes. “We’re trying to learn as much as we can, continuing to grow.”

The as-yet-untitled follow-up to their #1 album A Little Bit Longer also pays homage to Elvis Costello, Kings of Leon and Neil Diamond, according to the band.

Nine songs have been recorded, with a “few more to go,” and the band is already preparing for a world tour geared specifically to make their fans feel like they’re getting up close and personal. Shows will be performed in the round with a 144-foot-wide stage that uses a large circular water screen.

“We wanted to find a way to provide a bigger and better show to our fans,” Joe Jonas explained. “The entire bottom half of the arena and the upper deck is essentially a front-row ticket.”

The creators of South Park are probably not going to be invited.