You already knew that Nick Jonas & The Administration's debut single, "Who I Am" is a perfect slice of blue-eyed soul. Musically, the song -- as well as Nick Jonas & The Administration's overall sound -- is far more rootsy (think early John Mayer) and less pop-rock than Nick Jonas' and his brethren. And while many Jonas Brothers songs are more about looking outwards, "Who I Am" is far more introspective than the sum of several Jonas Brothers songs. "Who I Am" the song is about facing fears ("I'm frightened to death, I'm frightened that I won't be strong"), while the video is all about looking inside for meaning and identity.
With its raw, confessional style, the "Who I Am" video pays homage to Bob Dylan's classic "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and subtly references Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and The Fray's "How To Save A Life" video. And ultimately -- as evidenced by the very last scene of Nick Jonas' realization that he's "Just Me" -- the "Who I Am" video is about acceptance and quiet emancipation.
+ Watch Nick Jonas & The Administration's brand-new video, "Who I Am," and watch Nick Jonas share five facts you need to know about his new side project.