Although the [artist id="2088128"]Jonas Brothers[/artist] have name-checked bands like the Zutons and the Kings of Leon as influencing the sound of their next album, they do admit that they would like to give their music a bit more street cred.
"There's a song we wrote recently and we were thinking ... it does sound different and kind of strange, and [we'd like to work with] a rapper who has some real meaningful lyrics," Nick, the self-proclaimed "most hip-hop" Jonas, told MTV News. "[Someone who] has some real depth to what he's saying — someone like a Common or a Lupe Fiasco or a Mos Def. Someone who takes more of a spoken-word approach. That'd be really cool."
Kevin said that they definitely appreciate hip-hop, hinting that adding that type of vibe to the album is definitely a possibility. "We have a hip-hop bone in us somewhere," Joe added.
The guys have started work on the follow-up to their hit album, A Little Bit Longer, and already have an idea of the direction they want to take the sound, describing it as a "summer album."
"The next album ... we've been in production for it. We're taking our time with it — we've been taking our time with it since the beginning of this television show," Joe said of their upcoming Disney Channel show, "J.O.N.A.S." . "We started recording on our summer tour last year. ... I would say we have eight or nine songs completed that we're still tweaking here and there."
"It's more like five or six," Nick corrected.
Joe — who joked that the guys have somewhere between five and 20 songs recorded — added, "We're really proud of it. It's a good step for who we are as musicians. As we get older, so does our music. There's a lot more horns and it's really fun. I think people are going to be able to jam out to it in their cars or their mom's cars or their boom boxes."
Boom boxes? "We're bringing it back," Kevin joked. Maybe Kevin is really the "most hip-hop" of the group.