That does not come as much of a surprise seeing as how the 22-year old vocalist/performer has notched a couple of hit singles only in the previous year, while concurrently making waves on the little screen.
He is in the middle of filming season 2 of the success DirecTV show “Kingdom,” in which he impersonates Nate Kulina, who is portion of a family of mixed martial arts fighters. In the season 1 finale of this past year, viewers found out that Jonas’ character is homosexual, a story line that is certain to come into play in season 2.
The cast recently began working on episodes 1 and 2, and so far the storyline is “really extreme,” Jonas says.
“There are some signs of a number of the matters to come and that [Nate Kulina] story line developing a bit more. And it is about self discovery. So for this particular character, it is a really significant time in his life. And we are attempting to tell the story seriously….The MMA world, I believe, would have a rough time covering someone who was coping with this.
Jonas says it is a “quite impressive” show to be part of, but remained tight lipped on details because because Murphy likes to keep things hush hush.
“Jealous” and “Chains” are throughout the radio, and he is also on the graphs with the Sage the Gemini track, “Great Thing.”
“It’s been exciting simply to find that grow,” he said about his new music. “I am dying to get out as well as play.”
Jonas is focused on staying on the very top of his health, while on the road. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the age of 13 while on tour with the Jonas Brothers, Jonas is devoted to managing his diabetes, particularly on the road and tracking his glucose levels. He is been a longtime advocate for the cause, lately partnering with Dexcom, a player in constant glucose monitoring (CGM), to help raise awareness about diabetes as well as the value of tracking it.
“For me it was around finding the right equipment and getting it into my own personal hands,” said Jonas, who pointed out he can even check his degrees on his Apple Watch. “With diabetes you need to assess your blood sugar often and sometimes even 12 times a day. Through the course of the day, I get a reading every five minutes with this. I am truly on the very top of my numbers and where I am headed so I can live a healthy life.”
Life today is in the musical sense, at least without the Jonas Brothers. The brother trio broke up in late 2013, and Jonas says they are still close, although they are no longer a group.
My oldest brother Kevin and his wife have. She is really sweet. Joe is on show called ‘I May Do That’ — which is doing very well and doing some DJ’ing shows and everyone’s active,” he said. “And I believe we are all happy for every other — and undoubtedly made the correct choice — to be a family first and shut that chapter as a group.”
As for what is next, it is safe to say Jonas will probably be somewhat active. He’s “Scream Queens” and “Kingdom” shoots coming up and expects to compose some new music during his down time.
“I will have some time to do a bit of writing while I am doing that. I am constantly attempting to create whether or it is for me or while I am firing, I Will always remain active,” he said.
Enthusiasts can be looking for a world tour next year, also.
Meanwhile, Jonas says he is having “the time of my entire life.”