It’s officially here! The Jonas Brothers have dropped their new single, “First Time.” The brothers let the song out into the world on Tuesday (June 25), giving fans the chance to hear what else they’ve been cooking up for their forthcoming album release.
The song, released on iTunes, is a departure from the up-tempo “Pom Poms,” both in mood and tone. Whereas “Pom Poms” favored marching bands and a peppier, pop rock sound, “First Time” has a moodier, electronic vibe. The mid-tempo single has vocal loops and synths as the guys sing on the chorus, “Come on let it set you free/Right here, right now/ Where you supposed to be/ Make it feel like the first time.”
This is hardly the first listen fans have gotten to the track. It leaked early this month and they’ve performed it live several times, including at their reunion show last October at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall and an unplugged version at the O Music Awards last week.
The JoBros dished about the glitchy tune to MTV News the night of the O Music Awards, breaking down why they felt it was the perfect follow-up to “Pom Poms.”
“I think it felt right. It felt like the kind of song that people that weren’t maybe as familiar with our music and maybe wouldn’t have called themselves fans would respond positively to because it’s so different for us,” Nick said. “Or, at least, I hope they will and it’s one of my favorites, one of all of our favorites, I think from the minute we created it. So hopefully it’s a positive reaction and it goes over great live. It’s a big party when we play that song.”
The guys will soon take that party out on the road. They will kick off their summer tour on July 10 in Chicago with Karmin serving as their opening act.