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Track Review

Drum roll, please.

The Jonas Brothers are back again with their second hit of 2019. Their last single, "Sucker," debuted at No. 1 as the reunited trio’s comeback track. And their latest song, “Cool,” is climbing upward too, with nearly 20 million views on YouTube in its first week.

The song itself features a laid-back pop-rock groove, while its '80s-themed video spotlights retro suits, a vintage Ferrari and lots of bikini-wearing dancers. The track gives shout outs to the JoBros' significant others, as well as big names such as Post Malone and James Dean.

And it's all in an effort to communicate (albeit, profanely) just how cool life can be.

Look Ma! I Made It!

The Jonas Bros have had a really great year. Sure, last year might not have been the best, but this year is theirs. Don’t believe me? Just listen.

Nick sets the stage by bragging about how good he feels: “I'm feeling so cool/From top to the bottom, just cool/Every little thing that I do/Well, d--mit, I'm feelin' so cool, yeah.” (That last mildly profane line turns up over and over again throughout the song.)

So cool, in fact, that he says he feels like “a new James Dean.” Yup, Nick's on top of the world (“Feelin' high like a late night summer of last year”) as he does life with his new bride, Priyanka Chopra ("Standin' there with the red dress on ya/A killer queen like a young Jane Fonda").

Nick isn’t the only one living his best life now. Brother Joe is thankful for all the good things he has as well: “Must've done something right, 'cause all these/Lights are green, man, they look like palm trees.” One of those good things is his fiancée, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (“Oh, I feel like Post Malone when I get home/Sittin' there, winning like it's Game of Thrones”).

And we can’t forget about Kevin, who joins in as the trio finishes off the song with a jokingly braggy verse: “It's like, ooh (Ooh), maybe I should bottle my moves (Moves)/Sell 'em for a dollar or two (Two)." Each man’s ambition? “When I grow up, I wanna be just like me." No self-esteem problems there.

A Nonstop '80s Party

The video looks like a playful throwback to a leftover Miami Vice set. I mean, we've got retro suits and that bright yellow Ferrari. And lots of adoring females dancing around in pretty revealing swimwear. Oh, and one particularly beefy bodybuilder who keeps showing up on the beach in his Speedo.

Then again, it's also bingo night in the video as the guys perform at … a retirement community. So it's pretty clear that these three brothers don't take themselves too seriously, even as they repeatedly declare how cool they are.

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Reached No. 4 on YouTube video chart.

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Republic Records




April 5, 2019

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Kristin Smith

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