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Nick Jonas Drops New Collab “Anywhere” with DJ Mustard

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Nick Jonas dropped his first new track of 2018 last Friday, a collaboration with DJ Mustard called “Anywhere.” It’s a dreamy EDM infused track which serves as one of a handful of pop tracks that Mustard has dabbled on. His production on the track is a departure from his typical heavy bass sound. Jonas has been known to crossover into the Pop/R&B genre; one of his tracks, “Bacon,” off of his 2016 album, Last Year Was Complicated, was a collaboration with Mustard’s friend, Ty Dolla $ign.

The melody of “Anywhere” is a bit more dreamy and atmospheric sounding than Jonas’ typical work. While he hasn’t released an album since 2016, he did release a collaboration last year with Mike Posner, Anne Marie, and Frank Walker “Remember I Told You,” which has a melody somewhat reminiscent of “Anywhere.” His other single from 2017, “Find You,” had more of a synth rave sound to it.

The song is a plea from Jonas to a lover; after a fight that Jonas deems is “not important any longer,” his lover has disappeared. It’s somewhat ambiguous to the listener if the fight was recent or if Jonas is simply reflecting on a fight from a past relationship, wondering where his former lover is and what she is doing. “You could be anywhere right now/It aint’ hard to see/I’ll be your light/If you say the words for me,” he coos in the chorus.

“I don’t know what to do if you’re not right beside me/I had to move, but, baby, you know where to find me,” he sings in the bridge. Again, this line can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. Either Jonas has moved on from this lover and is reflecting, wishing and waiting for her to find him again, or he has moved physically to a place where she will be able to find him so that they can hopefully make up. The ambiguity of the lyrics in this track is one of my favorite parts; the song can have multiple meanings depending on how the listener wants to interpret it.

The track itself works well for both Jonas and Mustard. It won’t be a typical rave hit at clubs but it gets the listener thinking and feeling this atmospheric vibe that Jonas and Mustard were clearly aiming for. It’s a must listen in my opinion and a nice change of pace for the two artists. Check out the track below and let us know if you’re feeling it in the comments section or tweet us @Soundigest.

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Sarah DeNunzio

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