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Joe Jonas, ‘Lighthouse’ – Song Review

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Joe Jonas is giving listeners one last preview of his ‘Fastlife’ album with the release another track from the record, the slow jam ‘Lighthouse.’

Jonas had a hand in writing most of the tracks on ‘Fastlife,’ but this one came from the pen of Chris Brown, Kevin McCall and Chauncey Hollis. Jonas sounds just like Breezy as he coos over a stuttering, clanging beat that includes piano and space-y synths. It’s almost like Jonas told Brown he wanted a song at the complete opposite end of the pop music spectrum from his old Jonas Brothers recordings.

Jonas sings that since his ex went away, he’s been stuck (metaphorically, we hope) inside a lighthouse, unable to see outside his own walls.

Remember when I asked you just to stay / Said you’d be gone for a while, but be back someday,” he sings. “But suddenly the truth doesn’t feel so safe / You made a promise, you didn’t keep it / There’s no windows in this lighthouse / No answers to the questions why / No way to be found, be found now through the fog / So I’m trapped in this lighthouse, lighthouse.

After a while, the lighthouse-related imagery starts to get a little strange, like when Jonas sings, “It’s loud and clear that I’m not getting off this rock.” But it’s hard not to cheer the soulful side that Jonas reveals on ‘Lighthouse.’ ‘Fastlife’ hits stores tomorrow, Oct. 11.

Listen to Joe Jonas, ‘Lighthouse’

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