Spaceman by Nick Jonas | 3 Stars
I liked the concept with four themes of quarantine reflecting in the four themes of the songs: distance, indulgence, euphoria, and commitment. But some of the songs just fell a little flat for me, with the lyrics being a little too… watered down? Commonplace? I didn’t get a sense of honesty from some of them; maybe Nick has difficulty putting certain emotions into words. But there were several moments on the album that struck a chord with me.
- I really enjoyed this “2Drunk” line: “I think I just hit my stride til I wake up and hate my life.” I think people will relate to that feeling.
- I absolutely love “This Is Heaven.” A beautiful song, easily the best on the album. This song felt real to me, more than any other song on this one. It compared to “I Believe” from the Jonas Brothers last album.
- “If I Fall” is another beautiful song. I love the concept, that this will be the last time he ever falls for anyone. I really liked the honesty in this song, that right from the beginning he knew this was it for him and that “everything before was a waste of time.” A really sweet love song.
Spaceman isn’t going to break any records in my opinion and it wasn’t groundbreaking, but it’s an easy album to listen to with a few touching moments.